Monday, October 19, 2009

Working Vacation (oxymoron?)

I'm back!! Oh, wait, you didn't even know I was gone, right? Sorry, I was so anxious to get out of the city I forgot to publish the post telling you all that I was heading to Vermont last week so we could work on enclosing the addition on our camp.

We got most of the standing seam metal roof on (we were 5 panels short so they're on order), got the power pole moved, put in the last two windows and enclosed the remaining walls. It was really hard, backbreaking work but it was better than being in the office. B did most of the roofing by himself because I was too chicken to get up on the back side of the roof. It was way too high for this klutz but I did lots of ground work and my muscles are aching.

It looks like this is the week we should have taken off to work up there. We woke up to about 3 inches of snow on Tuesday which would normally make us very happy but since we had an open roof it wasn't what we wanted to see. Of course, the temps are supposed to be in the 60s this week which would have been much better for working outside instead of shoveling snow off the open roof.

Our friend, Sam, came up to visit for a few days so we took a break on Wednesday (her birthday) and went to Danville to do the corn maze and get some maple peanut butter (mmmm...). The only other time off was two hours on Saturday when we took a ride on the ATVs. It was our first and only ride on the season since hunting season started and the trails will be closed once we get back up there in two weeks.

It wasn't the best vacation and I certainly didn't get to relax much but we got allot accomplished. My head started hurting yesterday afternoon just thinking about going back to work. I'm dreading going back to the office today but I don't have any other options since none of my lottery tickets were big winners.

So, what did I miss? What's going on with you? I have over 700 items in my feed reader so it will take me a while to catch up. Hope you are enjoying the change in seasons and I'll do my best to get caught up on what's going on out there.

UUGHHH ... back to work.


  1. EEEgads snow! Not my sort of vacation I must say.
    I hope getting back to work wasn't too traumatic!

  2. Good job on the work you got done!
    Snow! *sigh* I could do with a bit of that. I luuuuuuurv snow!
    The closest I'll ge to snow will be coming February when I go on skiing holiday to Italy.
    But over here......don't think so. Not until the end of December anyways, and even then, won't be much or any!
    Not when you've got an opne roof, though.

  3. Pretty! We just missed the snow here - I can see the Green Mountains from where I live. It's gotten pretty darn cold, though!

  4. Did we somehow manage to work in the same office and just not know it?

    Ugh, I share your sentiment, I would rather take a week of hard, physical, back breaking labour then be here. Am currently hiding in my cubicle to avoid the branch lunch/forced merriment.

    Good on you for building like that- my DH and I are not handy but we're trying to learn and I have so much respect/admiration/jealousy for people who roll up thier sleeves and just do it!

  5. Chris: I actually love the snow but didn't want to see it until the roof was on.

    I'm still trying to deal with the trauma of the past week.

    Me: I'm so jealous you'll be skiing in Italy. I'd love to go someday.

    Lori: Oh, it was really cold. We had the fire blazing.

    Brooke: I'm sorry you're in a similar work situation. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

    My boyfriend is the one who has all the skills (and tools) - I'm just the muscle on the job ;)


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