You might say that Gary and I look at the Cabin a bit differently. Don’t get me wrong, if we were on a Been-Married-Forever Show and were asked where we would go for a dream vacation, we would both say The Cabin. We both love fires in the morning and watching the sunset over dinner, but there are some things we just “see” differently.
Take our outdoor shower –
When I look at that shower, I think – It’s a miracle! We have a hot shower AT THE CABIN. After years (and years) of sponge baths, pond baths (did they help at all?), cabin hair, and just plain smelling bad, we can take a hot shower AT THE CABIN.
But when Gary looks at that shower he sees a project.
And the wheels in his head begin to turn. And the walls begin to come down.
Out with the old
and in with the new –
With days to spare, the new shower was done.


And because he’s never been a fellow to do things half-way –
You can also shower after dark.
And then there are the cellar walls.
I see those walls and think of the families that raised their children in the house they held up. I wonder if they used it the for a root cellar, and why there are openings in the wall. Windows? Wouldn’t the critters get in?
Gary looks at that same wall and sees a wall getting ready to cave in.
OK, so maybe not “ready” as in tomorrow, but “ready” as in we better get it fixed before it does.
So on our second to last day at the cabin, we had a visit from this big fellow –
Cabin Dirt Work-4
With incredible precision, that excavator dug out the ground behind the cellar wall and then reached over and pulled the wall back. I was not there for the “pulling the wall back” part of the exercise, but it was amazing to watch him finish up the job.
Cabin Dirt Work-7
Cabin Dirt Work-13
Cabin Dirt Work-15
Watch your fingers, honey!
Cabin Dirt Work-19
Before we knew it, everything was back together and ready for another 100 years of existence.
Cabin Dirt Work-22
Gary figured that since the big equipment was already up here, maybe they could take care of a couple of rocks that had been bothering him. And killing lawnmowers. Gary’s dug up and dragged out probably twenty or so “problem” rocks, but there were a couple spots that he knew were more than what he could handle.
Cabin Dirt Work-9
and then there were these babies –
Cabin Dirt Work-26
Cabin Dirt Work-28
They only stick up a little bit (small enough to hide in the tall spring grass, but mighty enough to bend a mower blade or two), but once Gary started digging them up, he realized they were a bit out of his class –
Cabin Dirt Work-30
Come again friend – I’m sure we can find work for you!

We may see things differently sometimes, but this we know –
We Love the Cabin.

OK – if you’d like to see more Shower Rebuild photos (you know who you are) – check ’em out HERE!
And if you want to see more of that big excavator at work – you only have to click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

17 thoughts on “Perspective”

  1. I’m surprised you didn’t stay longer and replant the grass and watch it grow. You guys sure do a lot of different work projects but you have fun doing it. Keep truckin’ and serving the Lord!!

  2. Ha! Truth be told, we did spread grass seed over the barren areas, but waiting for it to sprout was beyond our schedule! We’re hopeful that the spring will bring the green!

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