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9/9/16

How to Bring Serenity Into Your Life

9/09/2016
Knife Lake Sunset in BWCA
Vacations are such a wonderful thing. They bring peace and serenity and we discover what we really love in life, when all your time is your own and you can do what you want. Without a job to interfere. We just got back from a wonderful trip to Minnesota to see friends and family, the #MNStateFair, and a great canoe camping trip in the #BWCA (outfitted through Voyageur Canoe Outfitters).

But upon our return, it was back to reality. We had some unexpected issues to deal with at the homestead. Of course we learned that we missed some free admin time off of work due to Hurricane Hermine, but we were in a much better place in MN so that wasn't a tear jerker. Our neighbors tree in the backyard was blown down and landed on the roof of our old trusty shed. So the first morning back, we were lumberjacks and lumberjills cutting up the tree and patching the fence. The roof has a big rip in it, but that will have to wait until this weekend to get fixed.

Of course I don't think I hardly ate a piece of fruit or vegetable (except for the wonderful MN sweet corn, which hardly counts as a vegetable, but I did lose 5 lbs) while on vacation and I was looking forward to making our usual lunch salads (for that damn job we need to go to every day). Well, darn if the sinks didn't back up when we were cleaning up. More drama. We tried to trouble shoot the problem and it was the vent stack in the roof that needed to be cleaned out. Our wimpy little snake didn't get the problem solved, so we called the professionals. Two hundred and seventy dollars later we now have fully operating plumbing. In hindsight we should have just rented one of the those power snakes from Home Depot and did it ourselves, and we certainly will next time. But the www.everydayplumber.com came out promptly and were friendly and efficient.

I mean to post some blog posts about our trip this year like I did last year, but haven't had a chance to put my ideas together. So, keep posted and I'll sit down and share some stories with you later.
 
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