The driveway is in! The driveway is in!!! Ok, sort of...
Loading up the pallets (my future floor) the night before.
By the way - this was almost midnight.
I didn't get any pictures of the trail on Saturday.... doh! But I headed out again today, this time with dogs and here's what we accomplished the day before.
With my trusty work crew of Paul, Jon, Laura, Sean and Stephanie (in order of arrival!), we hit the trail all day. Sean was in charge of putting up the wall tent frame (the wall tent is his afterall, not that he's ever set it up before as someone just gave it to him last year), but when he got there, we didn't even have a trail to get the tent TO the site. This was really the only day I had Sean (he's expecting twins soon! Well, Heather is incubating them, but they have a lot on the go - building an addition to their small cabin for the new litter for one thing), so we had to make this day count. (He's a carpenter too, so any mistakes we could officially blame on him.)
So we somehow busted through with the 4-wheeler pulling the trailer full of plywood and the tent. It was a bit tricky, took a bit of maneuvering and manhandling to get the tent in to the site, but it was successful! This crew was awesome and I wish I could use them to finish the whole driveway, but alas, I'd much rather pay The Driveway Guy to do that really hard and time consuming stuff!
So the driveway kind of started to get narrower and narrower the faster we cut (I think the crew could sense the beer and hot dogs waiting in the meadow for them), and finally we broke through to the clearing! How freakin' exciting it was!!!! When The Driveway Guy comes, he'll just mow down these willows with the heavy equipment.
Nice of Jack to smile for the camera while peeing!
The wall tent!!!
Sean sits admiring our handiwork after the successful tent setup!
Here's Laura jumping up and down with excitement and relief because the hard work is done. Or was it the cooler full of beers she was so excited about?!? Too close to call.
Closer view. I love the little Christmas tree in front of my new home!
The dogs still love those ponds. It was warm out today and I went out to do a bit of sewing on the tent. The tent was HOT and full of bugs. Must do something about that. Oh, and the two ant hills INSIDE the tent. I just hope they respect my privacy.
What happens when the lens cap doesn't fully open. But it captured exactly what I wanted, George and Lucy in the pond. And Gracie's butt.
Next up: more freakin' work...