Work and Play
June 14, 2010 § 2 Comments
Where to start on this crazy weekend? Perhaps a few vignettes would be best.
Worked on the cabin? Check.
We are in the process of putting an addition on our cabin which means our time there is a finely tuned hybrid of work and play. Needless to say, Hike doesn’t really understand this. He thinks it should all be play. While he has a point, that attitude isn’t the most conducive to getting things done. So Hike and I spent the weekend playing at home while Brad made a solo trip to the cabin to, as he put it, “crank.”
Bought a boat? Check.
To complicate things just a little, we bought a used boat. We’ve been looking and looking for a boat and of course, found the perfect one on Friday night– a mere 11 hours before Brad was set to hit the road. While Hiram and I met a friend for one of our two awesome play dates this weekend, Brad was shuttling the boat to the marina for a check-up and finalizing plans for a closing this morning.
Scenic training run? Check.
During one of our only non-rain windows of opportunity, Hike and I took the baby jogger over to Minnehaha Falls. I am running a 10-miler at the end of July and kinda-sorta need to put running a tiny bit higher on that ol priority list’a mine. Hike was a great sport and even clapped for me a few times as I pushed his (super adorable yet) chunky little thighs up hills I have never noticed before.
Nail-gunned thumb? Check.
Yep. Let me start this section by saying that by Sunday afternoon, I was pretty much counting the minutes until Brad got home. The rain coupled with Hike’s impatience to get better at walking had me checking the clock at 4:56…4:56…4:56.
So when I got Brad’s call at about 6 p.m. I was happily expecting to hear he was on his way home. Nope. He was in the emergency room with a nailed thumb. It was a completely fluky accident that wasn’t even remotely his fault. But I still kind of had a hissy.
Note to Mom Barrows: One tetanus shot and a few antibiotics later, he swears he’s totally fine. I believe him because he can wiggle his figures without fake smiling. Thank God.