Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Busy Month

July and August are always the busy months for us.  This year we started July with a trip to Alaska, which set up back on our usual July tasks.  On top of that, we're getting ready to build a new house, so that has occupied a lot of our time.  Finally last week, we got our completed blueprints from the designer and set off to the County to apply for a building permit.  That's when we found that we need an appointment to make our application! Yesterday, we got the call with an appointment date:  September 2.  So we are hopelessly behind schedule on the building and reconciled to breaking ground next year. 
In the meantime, our son, Cam, and his family came to visit and we had a family gathering with most of the children and grandchildren.

A fun time for same age cousins to bond.
On to Omak, for a visit to our kids in Tonasket and to watch the Omak Stampede.  (My first selfie)
We had a good time - and held our breath as we watched the famous suicide run down this hill:
in the dark - and no one was hurt!
Home and back to work repainting all the docks, decks, benches and picnic tables.
And, of course, it's jam season:

We're starting to look forward to fall!