We made our way north Wednesday PM. I had been to Hudson to do some desk work, and Jan was in school. I picked her up at 2:20PM, and we were on our way. The traffic was light, we stopped a couple times for fuel and a lunch break. The first rest stop was right around mid-state and it had rained. When we got out of the CRV the air temperature had dropped to 48 degrees! What a shocker. Then as we drove further north it kept getting warmer. We gained 12 degrees by the time we glided into Needles of the North.
David had arrived the day before and got right at getting things ready for the summer. The lawn was mowed, screens were on, shower system activated, drain access covered, roof cleaned of needles, and a trip to Big Fork for supplies for the pantry garnered his dinner, a freshly made pastie from Kocian’s. He had tuned in the antenna for the TV in preparation for the Summer Olympics in August. Our wireless system was up and running…What a guy… by the time we got unloaded and settled in it was about 7:30PM. Jan had overdone with her gardening and packing for our 5 day break. She felt ill and headed to bed in a state of discomfort.
Dave and I visited briefly and it was decided to take mom to the hospital in Bigfork to have her get checked over by the doctors at the clinic. I didn’t rest well being worried and still wound up from the drive.
Thursday we were at the clinic by 9:30AM. It takes the better part of 45 min. to make the drive. By 12:30 noon she was out of there with a a couple of prescriptions to combat an infection, a warning to slow down a little bit, tired and hungry. We picked up the sulfa drugs, a pain killer and then made our way to Kocian’s for a sandwich and Cranberry juice and a potty stop. By the time we got to the Antler store she was ready for ice cream, minnows and her fishing license. When we got to the cabin it was time for her to go to bed for a nap!
Dave was relieved to have us back. We had been texting all the time so he knew what was happening. After a rest he and I looked at his list of things to do and got started. We installed some roller shades in the garage, mom slept and then we heard the door shut at the cabin and sure enough there she was with her gardening hat on, working at planting flowers. It was my turn for a nap and it was a good one. I have lazy-boy recliner positioned in the basket house and slept for about an hour and a half.By the time I woke up David had put a Water seal coat on the decking for our lake dock.
Around 5PM he read and rested in his magnificent lakeside hammock. Jan and I sat on the cabin deck and visited about things in general and it was good. The meds were kicking in and she was feeling much better. Dave made the guys some typical summer “gin and tonics”, mom got tea, and I helped debone some steak for stir fry in prep for a late dinner. Everyone should know that with the three of us cutting, dicing, boiling and stirring we had the best stir fry over rice ever.
By the time the dishes were washed and stowed it was close to 7:30PM. Dave and I made our way back to the studio to complete the re-installation of the the outside shower curtain and adjustment of the water temperature. Mom rested and read and by 9PM we’re packing off to bed and calling it a day. Praise the Lord for all that he has bestowed and given us today…Amen.
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