We spent the weekend with Ryan's parents working on what we've unofficially called "the bunkhouse."  Ryan's parents have owned this property for several years and we are finally putting up a small building of sorts.  Mostly to sleep in.  

We got a bit of a later start than planned on Saturday due to a broken axle on our trailer that was hauling the skidloader.  Luckliy, we were not more than a few miles from home.  We unloaded the skidloader and left it at a friend's house while we brought the broken trailer home, went into town and borrowed another trailer from some friends, and went back to pick up the skidloader.  Then it was off to work...hauling the skidloader on a little bit smaller trailer with no lights or brakes. On the way Ryan remembered that unfortunatly he and his dad left some of the materials they needed at Lowe's (over an hour away).  They loaded the concrete into the truck the night before, but forgot the tubing that they had already paid for (I'm sure they have a real name...but they looked like cardboard tubes to pour the concrete in).  So, his parents headed to our local Ace and they happened to have some in stock.  

Grammie and I took turns helping out with the work and playing with the kids.  I'm surprised at how well they did being outside all day for two whole days.  They kept themselves  entertained digging up rocks, building roads, going on walks, having picnics, studying flowers, moving logs and branches and "helping."  Mason's favorite part was riding in the skidloader with Grandpa.  Emma took a few naps in her carseat. 

We were commenting on how well she slept with all the white noise from the log splitter.  A few mintues later, Mason was playing with his yellow truck and he told Grammie "this one makes yellow noise."  We got a good laugh about that.

At the end of the weekend we cleared out a ton of wood and poured six concrete posts.   Next weekend should bring the floor and some framing! 


Mason keeps getting the bunkhouse confused with a bunkbed.  He walked around all weekend saying "where's the bunkhouse?  I'm going to sleep on top!" 

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