We're coming up to the end of our post-nuptual staycation. For the last week or so we've been putting our life back together, cleaning things up, making up for lost chicken time, pickling, drying tomatoes, snapping beans and making soups from wedding leftovers. It's been great!
The wedding was pretty inexpensive, what with our do-it-yourself attitude and helpful friends and family. In addition, we recieved some money from said friends and family; possibly out of pity after seeing our rural lifestyle (although politely hidding it!) and most certainly out of love. We debated a while about how best to use the money. Ofcourse it would be helpful in the home building, but I don't think anyone would be super excited to hear that their gift to us went into buying 10D framing nails, or 50' extension chords. We also didn't want it to be something completely extravagent or superfluous. I am happy to announce that we have found an exciting solution...
Sea kayaks on the other hand..... they're the bicycles of the sea!
These lovely boats were on craigslist for a very reasonable price from a very friendly couple. We picked them up yesterday and dropped them into Tarboo Lake today to try them out. They're amazingly awesome. Christy's has a purple dragon on it, which she is very excited about, and mine has a cup holder and fishing rod holder, which I intend to get a lot of use out of. The Port of Kingston, a 2 mile bike ride from MFW, has a facility for storing kayaks, so we wont need to tow them around whenever we want to drop them in. I've done some research about how best to crab and fish from a kayak, and can't wait to give it a shot! And then there's all the camping we can be doing on the tiny, isolated islands of Puget Sound... we could even kayak to Canada! A whole new world has opened to us!
Back in the other, more real world, we'll be resuming work on the shop in a couple of days, and you can look forward to hearing about our attempts to figure out bird blocking, roof sheathing and door hanging. Hoorah!
Oh, and wedding pictures? We're sorting those out. You'll see some soon, if you want.