Friday, May 28, 2010

Open & Ready for Guests!

Last Sunday
we loaded up the cleaning supplies
and headed to the cottage
to open it up for the season

they are coming along with the road

it really is too bad that it will no longer be a road
along the shore as it is such a pretty drive
luckily it only veers off into the woods
for a mile or so...

the boys concentrated on the outside

and Trev on the roof sweeping
then cleaning out the gutters

that's a lot of wood chips guys!

we did save some to use for bonfires
this summer.

I was inside -
Febreezing mattresses
making up beds

and looking around
at some of the treasures we have collected
throughout the years

my Dad loved old bottles
and would collect them from the beach

here are a couple from his little collection


Now the next thing I am going to show you
has a history

I was going to throw it out
as we have not used it in years
then my brother started talking about it

Lori! he said
you CANNOT throw that out
Mom used that when we used to go camping
and for quite a few years down at the cottage

so I washed it up
and filled it up
and it is ready for company

yes - it is an old Tupperware container thingy
yeah - a thingy

Mom always kept instant coffee, sugar and tea
in the 3 compartments
so here it is ~ I guess I will give it a go!

so the place is clean
and time to relax ~ right??

not quite
we still have to fix this

that's the back door
nailed shut

you see the cottage was broken into
in November
they kicked in the back door
and messed up the front door lock so bad
we could not get into it with the key

Trevor fixed the front door at the time
but this one had to wait until spring

it's time!!
so we are on the hunt for a new -
used door and frame

hope to find one soon ~ then we can put the new deck
on the front
then maybe scrape and paint

maybe that can wait til next year
the painting that is!!

Have a fabulous week-end everyone!



Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lori, What a wonderful little cottage! Sorry it was broken into!

It holds so many wonderful memories. It's like you can get away to a time of sweet memories and a place to make new ones!
Happy Memorial Day.

Mikal said...

Hope this weekend is the beginnings of many more memories!


mimi charmante said...

which weekend did we decide I was coming up again? I will bring s'more fixins' and some fabulous wine!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Looks like a lot of work, but what a charmer:) So nice you have a place that is rich with memories. I'd love to have a little summer cottage somewhere!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Lori,
You are so lucky to have such a lovely getaway like that in such beautiful surroundings. What a shame that it was vandlised. It happens everywhere, I'm afraid.
I love it that your brother wants to keep the tupperware thingy ! It must bring back lots of happy memories for him.
Hope that you and yours are having a wonderful weekend. XXXX

Cathi said...

You are definitely lucky to have such a great getaway...lots of fun times are had there, I would bet!

I think that I had one of those tupperware things way back when..ha!

Have a great day, Lori! xxoo :)