Wrapping it up

Right now we’re half in and half out of a tire store in Fairfield, Maine and some guys is  having a really hard time getting our back “dualies” off. More on that story later!
But for now, let’s talk about our time at Living Waters Camp.
We’ve already gone over the wonderful lakefront view, but here’s a new one in case you’ve forgotten!
Lakefront again
Yes, this is a beautiful location for a camp! But this past month wasn’t just about the beautiful view. We did get some work done too! Honest!
I can’t say I have lots of pictures of the guys working, but I KNOW they finished up all the work that had been laid out for them in the first two weeks, and then the third week they worked on new RV sites at a different location! They did, as usual, lots of little maintenance jobs that had been piling up over the summer
Jay and John
but I think their biggest job was siding the back of one of the barn buildings.
Red barn
I’m happy to report that Gary spent most of his time getting boards ready to be hung and not actually up on the ladders!
Gary in action
Gary in action – literally! 🙂
We girls spent our time in one of my favorite places – the camp kitchen. Of course some of our chores allowed us to work outside too, like peeling 100# of potatoes twice a week,
Potatoes - Monday and Thursday
but we also got to help with cutting & chopping other veggies, stretching out homemade pizza dough, and even putting together lasagna for the masses. And we also endeared ourselves to the summer staff (mostly college kids) by staying on top of the dishes!
And we washed dishes
Yes, they loved us! Even if Rosie is a little fuzzy here!
Here’s a totally (as you can easily see) un-posed picture of some of our favorite kitchen people!
The Kitchen Crew
Yes, all the kitchen work was fun! One day it was pretty quiet so Rosie started doing a little cupboard cleaning/organizing. She came upon this grouping of gadgets all nicely labeled –
Random Junk
“Random junk that we almost never use so we hoard it here”
I think we ALL have those places – just maybe not so honestly labeled!
Here are a couple of other random shots from around the camp –
You know about Rock Gardens, right
How about a Crock Garden?
Crock Garden
And in a nearby garden I spotted this interesting butterfly*
Butterfly drab
I was also delighted to catch him (well, it might have been a her) showing just a little more color!
Butterfly vivid
Here’s our group shot (it’s a SOWER tradition to always take a Group Shot. The trick is to actually remember WHO is in the group!)-
Living Water Group
And what a fun group and what a blessed month!
Living Waters - Maine2
There are couple more Living Waters pictures here, if you’re interested!

As always, it was hard to say good-bye to such dear friends (including the new ones we made this month!), but there are some exciting things ahead for us too! Today, it’s new tires and alignment (and being happy for a high credit limit on the AMEX!). Tomorrow it’ll getting to VT and settling ol’ Lizzie (with her fancy new tires) into her parking spot in Bradford where she’ll be resting for a couple of weeks. Saturday it’s off to a wedding in Woodstock, Sunday it’s worship and lunch with some favorite family members, and then Sunday afternoon we’re off to PA to FINALLY meet our sweet little Weston.
And hug his dad and mom too!

*PS – For those of you need-to-know folks (kinda like me) my research indicates that the butterfly is a Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)However, the he/she question remains unanswered!

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