With us working a lot the last few days, today ended up being a pretty slow and laid back kind of day. The sky was cloudy, the forecast called for rain… so we spent a lot of the day just hanging out inside. Chatting a little, reading a little. And more than one nap took place.
Anne flew in last night, and we had the chance to catch up a bit over dinner. This morning, we all suited up and headed back to the marina to put a few more hours in working on the boat.
One of the Christmas gifts we gave to Liz’s dad last year: a coupon for two “working days” on the boat. We drove up to Michigan this weekend, with the aim to spend some time hanging out… and also making good on our promise.
We were up early this morning, trying to head out before traffic gets bad. Snapped this photo of Kirt and Liz, taking a moment to lookout on the lake… one last time, before heading home.
Day trip today, over to Montague Tree Farms in search of an Xmas tree.
One place where I took a ton of photos: Cosmic Candy Company (aka Pentwater Popcorn).
A busy kitchen. And me, just standing off to the side, watching all the action take place. L to R it’s Liz, waiting on some ingredients, Kirt tending to the turkey and potatoes, Izzy prepping biscuits and rolling croissants, Anne checking the cupboards.
I popped awake pretty early today. And after showing, got started in with my work day a bit earlier than normal.
We’re spending Thanksgiving with the Holder family, up at their lakehouse in Whitehall. Liz and I ended up arriving a few days before everyone else, deciding to bring our laptops (and monitors) so that we could still work from home. Albeit from a new/different home.
Travel day, Chicago to Whitehall. I think it’s both pragmatic and ridiculous, the way we transported our computer monitors.
Very slow day overall. Took a nap in the late afternoon, and that pretty much summed up the pace for the day.
After a late breakfast, several of us went to go spend some time helping Kirt work on the new boat he acquired (and is restoring).
With our travel done yesterday afternoon/evening, Liz and I spent the day today working remotely. Which… when you’re already working remotely, where that happens seems like a moot point.
Fast forward a bit, and we’re all hanging out in the yard. Liz has changed and is back on land. And Anne and I decide to play a few rounds of string golf.
I didn’t end up taking a lot of photos this weekend. I was planning, originally, to start that sentence with “sadly” but I’m wondering now if this was a bad thing. I ended up enjoying the moment more, and wasn’t as focused on trying to document the moment.