So, another little update. Today we painted... and painted... staining the outside boards for the house, and we have a long way to go.
On Friday - my birthday - we invited everyone we knew to come over for a present-less, food-less party on the wharf. The floors had just been finished and were too delicate to be walked on, but we threw down some protective blankets, and hoped for the best. We had no idea if anyone would even come, but pretty much everyone came! There must have been sixty or seventy people dropping in and staying or just staying to hay a quick hello. Tons of food arrived, including two birthday cakes, home made ice cream, crackers, cheese, fruit, bootleg rum, wine, vegetable platters, four dozen homemade bagels with goat cheese...
Even though the house is small, with the wharf, dinghy dock, bridge and island, there was tons of room for all kinds of activities. We started a bonfire on the island, my husband gave rides around the pond in our inflatable, Bertha, another group of people were shooting potatoes across the pond using a three-person slingshot, and everyone got house tours. It was really wicked fun!
Here is an updated photo from just as people started to arrive, and we hadn't finished cleaning lumber off the Wharf. DSC_8945.jpg
You can see the barn in the distance. Ahab had never seen a boat before, and so he got some well-needed exercise. That horse can MOVE when he wants to!