The Googegs - Strangers in the World

The Googegs - Strangers in the World

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

And so we labored ...

For our labor day this year ... we labored!  It was hot and humid; the work was long and tiring and we were so thankful the rain held off and everything was completed. It was a good day.

We have received many blessing this year:

 
A friend let us pick all the apples we wanted for the promise of an apple pie. These were all peeled, cored, cut and frozen a couple of weeks ago, but Labor Day afforded me the time to bake 3 pies.
 
 
Now we are on to the tomatoes. The garden has been producing well. I have been freezing the cherry tomatoes and here is another basket ready to go. While I was freezing, Mary and Adela harvested the rest of the ripe Romas.
 
 
Set up for processing. Adela, Mary, Wokelle and I skinned and cored all that we could get. Jerome will be canning tomorrow.
 
The big job of the day:
 
 
Installing two new windows.
 
We knew there were problems with the original windows, but we didn't know how extensive until Jerome ripped into them.
 
 
 
Uh-oh a lot of ripping and some new wood.
 

Mighty men on the job.



Lunch break -- a picnic outside.

 
Checking the final work.
 
By the end of the day they finished both windows.
 
Working together as a family has taught us so many wonderful lessons and drawn us so much closer. The work is not always fun, but the team is terrific.
 
 

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