Fun at the Playhouse

Wendy and I have been enjoying some time at the Playhouse. We came down last weekend with Madison and our nephew, Solomon. Madison, like most busy 18 year olds, has not had time to make a trip to the lake with us since last year. It was her first time seeing the new place.

Grandpa and Grandma Dean and Jeanne had been down for a couple of weeks. They were working hard to finish the drop ceiling on the lower level. By the time we had arrived it was nearly finished and the carpet had been installed.

We had a great weekend with the folks and Madison and Sol. The kids made up for lost time on the waverunners. Sol also made another (regrettably failed) attempt to get up on one ski. The kids also made a trip in to watch a movie and headed down to Cap’n Rons for an evening. It was fun to listen to the two of them. They’ve grown up together and were thick as theives as kids. Now, the conversation is about college, apartments, and relationships – but the constant jabbering and laughter is the same.

We are in the final stretch of construction. Dad finished the ceiling, door latches were installed and furniture was pulled out of storage. Madison and Solomon were the first to use the lower level bedrooms!

On Sunday morning the folks took Madison and Sol back home while Wendy and I prepared for another round of company. Chad and Shay and the boys arrived Sunday evening for the week. With two little ones, the Playhouse has been in constant motion and filled with noise since they arrived.

Chad has been among the faithful friends who’ve helped us finish the lower level, and he helped wrap up the plumbing over the past couple of days. We now have a fully functioning bathroom!!

It hasn’t been all work, however. The boys have been swimming off the dock, swimming down at the beach, fishing for Bluegill off the dock, playing bean bag toss, and there’s always movies to be watched. We all headed to the water park the other day to enjoy the waterslides and get a break from the hot August sun. Of course, there have also been waverunner rides and a boat ride to eat at Bulldog’s Beach House.

It’s been incredibly hot, but it hasn’t stopped us from enjoying the fun!

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