days… dutch days

The dog keeps staring at us… We have been up at the bunkie working all day.. Came down to the house at five, I threw some food in his dish and started to make a salad for dinner… Time passed, we finished dinner and the dog is still pacing back and forth staring at us… Cut it out.. You have food and water and I gave you a bone today…

We were in the boat and on the water to pick up lumber at a near by island by 8 AM. We needed to repay the lumber loan from our neigbhour and after three mixups at the lumber yard we finally had the 4 2X10 14′ pressure treated boards we owed him. Safely dropped off at the other end of the island, we came home for a second cup of coffee at 8:45.

My job d’jour was to stain the 12 1X12 rough cedar boards which arrived on Tuesday to finish the siding for our house. E’s was to build the porch/deck on the guest cabin. Yes, I know, normally one would build a porch/deck last but we don’t have roofing so drywall is on hold and when we do have the roofing he is going to need the deck to put it up safely. The porch/deck will be covered and it was all I could stand for E to climb the ladder for the shorter side for the front rafters.. He quite rightly drew the line for the steeper side. The last rafter can wait til the deck is built.

The weather was on again, off again rain but we managed to ignore it and worked anyways… Actually prefer a little rain than heat. My garden is soooo happy!

When we got the puppy my dear friend from Ladner, (hi Kerry) gave me a hint about training dogs… which we did.. So when we put his food down he isn’t allowed to eat it until he shakes a paw and I push it toward him and say ok… Apparently I was in such a hurry when we came down hungry and exhausted that I forgot to give the okay for the dog to eat his dinner… That was why he kept staring at us….. I clued in and gave him the okay and he inhaled his dinner.. too funny.

On the water picking up lumber at 7:30, back for some coffee at 9. work from 10-5 with no break…. we now call these

days… dutch days

One thought on “days… dutch days

  1. Dutch days? You guys sure love hard work and show it. But Dutch days?

    On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 7:19 PM Off The Grid Islander wrote:

    > Off Grid Islanders posted: ” The dog keeps staring at us… We have been > up at the bunkie working all day.. Came down to the house at five, I threw > some food in his dish and started to make a salad for dinner… Time > passed, we finished dinner and the dog is still pacing back and fo” >

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