Although it’s all fun and games, at some point, you gotta get back to work. The long weekend was the perfect time to get started. The weekend started with a load of lumber that arrived before I did, courtesy of Bass Lake Lumber. Hmm, this looks like a project and a half~ First question of the school year: What can 1 man, 1 woman, and 1 chipmunk do with these supplies?
Cut a hole in the floor, of course!
For those of you that may recognize the corner, this is (was) where the stairs to the basement were located. Those stairs were functional, but oh, so steep. We kept some of the treads that were worn from so many steps up and down. Maybe make a coffee table?
Fortunately, we had more supplies than we knew we needed. Even our chipmunk workforce pitched in – leaving us an acorn in the box of screws.
Anyway, we put in new stairs that are a lot more comfortable to go up and down. Once these are in, we can decide what the next steps might be (pun intended, slightly)
Next subject: the schoolyard. The excellent weather was perfect for being outside, but the grass and weeds are truly outdoing themselves. But speaking of outdoing themselves, some of us were less motivated than others. I had to mow around her! She gets an F for Failure to Complete the Assignment.
She wasn’t only animal in the forest to visit. This little guy stopped by for a look. I’m assuming he came by to see if summer school was in session. I think I have a new teachers pet.
Pop quiz: How many tools – power or not – can I maim, disable, or destroy in 1 weekend? For the record, this was not my fault….
And for the last remaining task, solve this word problem. Farmer George planted a field. Last year he planted beans. The year before, he also planted beans. What did Farmer George plant this year?
Answer: Corn! Hooray for beautiful, beautiful corn!
(No, I’m not afraid to be corny, why do you ask?)
Pun intended 🙂