I have been up here at the cabin for over two months now. People have come and gone, but Anne and I have remained. Today, Dan is preparing leave. He and his friends sailed the boat over to the neighboring state park’s boat ramp and hauled the sailboat out of the water, from its all too short sailing season. I met them at the park, with the Prius and trailer. Back at the cabin Dan began the task of disassembling his boat, made all the much easier with the generous allowance of Anne and Bill’s garage for winter storage. Dan still had to find a home for all of the boats detached mast, spars and stuff. With the boat put away of for the season, the many labors of Hercules were not yet finished, not even by half. He still had to put away all of his other toys, his 40K models and the drone. All of his activity eventually sparked the beginning of a mass exodus, with everyone who is leaving tomorrow looking for and then packing all of their various things. The kids all leave tomorrow. All four of them are headed to Saint Louis, where Michael and Valerie live, Dan has more friends that he would like to visit with and Britt was able to score a cheaper flight back to NYC from. Their leaving, leaves us with our own set of chores, starting with laundry and then some much needed sweeping, eventually recycling, shopping and who knows what else. All of this effort is in preparation for the next and likely the final wave of occupancy here at the cabin for this summer.
Enjoy what’s left of summer in between all the chores to close it up.