Today was our last day at home in the U.P. We are both very sad to be leaving and it is not made any easier by all the people who keep telling us to move back home. We finished up all the odds and ends at my parents' house, which included the dressers, the trim in the bedroom and putting in a new toilet. It was hot, sweaty, dirty work and when we were done we went out on the lake and swam for awhile. Our day started with breakfast by Mom, then a second breakfast of sausage and biscuits at my Aunt Betty's. We didn't know we were supposed to be there for that because JP forgot to tell us. To finish off our day, we went to Uncle Joe's for a cookout and fireworks. The boys were trying a new way to make trout which is very similar to how they cook salmon over a flame in Seattle. We nailed the trout to a soaked piece of cedar, stuck it in the campfire and roasted it. Mine was delicious. We had s'mores while Jake lit the fireworks. So much fun. I don't have the pictures from our evening but JP will send them to me when we have better phone service so I'll add those later.
P.S. There are a lot of pictures. Be ready.
The Process of Toilet Replacement
JP is in the yellow t-shirt on one side, I'm in the brown shorts on the other side, and Michele is holding the toilet down firmly so we can screw the two pieces together.
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
(with Aunt Betty, Sheri and Paige)