Mataya is so good at keeping herself entertained at the cabin. Sawdust kept her busy for hours!
Joshua is always looking for ways to help. It is sometimes challenging to find a job that seems important to him, that he is capable of completing. One thing he loves is hauling all the framing scraps to the firepit with the ATV.
When your daddy lets you mark and measure boards, you are trusted.
(He definitely does not let me do this!)
Brenna in the "kiddie loft."
Weekend number two of framing, Brenna was busy, which meant Chad was stuck with my help! Since I am less talented, he had to work harder. Basically, I swept a lot and held boards in place while he did all the rest.
Oh, and I also took pictures! Ha!
This is a pretty good shot of the loft. Below the loft is the kitchen. Above is a bathroom and two bedrooms. And above that a bonus area we have named the kiddie loft. It has very low head room, but will work great for sleeping or secret-telling.
Mataya was SO happy when we got the temporary railing done, and I finally allowed her into the loft. Daddy even helped her climb into the kiddie loft.
The most exciting accomplishment in the last few weeks, though, is POWER! Electricity means that for the first time in Dietrich camping history we do not need to run a generator to power the camper. It also means we don't have to wake up in the night to fill that generator with gasoline. Or listen to the generator night and day. I have SOOOOO appreciated the generators. They have provided comfort in the form of air conditioning, television and refrigeration for years - but I am not sorry to see them go!
This weekend, Chad, Brenna, Joshua, Mataya, and I will get to spend nearly five days at the lake. . . siding. The trailer is loaded and bags are nearly packed!