Lots of wood cutting, cooking, shoveling, and the like. I have ran a chainsaw more in the last week than I have all my life.
It feels good to be able to help my folks out after all they've done for me. I just wish that they where healthy enough that I didn't need to!
The weather up north has been pretty bad. I don't remember ever seeing the roads as bad as they where. I am SO glad I took the time to put my good snow tires on. Nothing like waiting until March 1st to install your snowies!
I think I got enough chores done that they can rest and get healthy for spring.
We finished the trip with a day at the Mall of America. Let the girls have some fun at the amusement park.
In album Week at the grandparents
Mmore wood, ready to go to the house. I did over half a dozen trips like this. The wood trailer is stuck behind a hundred yards of 3 foot deep snow.
Julie was SO EXCITED when she saw Dora. “DADO DADO DADO DADO” she kept saying. However, she just wasn’t having the photo op.
I picked up my birthday present from my wife! She knows me so well. She gets me 100 year old stuff. How awesome is that?
My saint of a wife cooked, and cooked, and cooked. Freezer meals. Meatloaf, lasagna, spaghetti sauce, chicken noodle soup, chicken pot pies.
I’ve never seen roads so bad. There is over an inch of packed snow-ice on everything that isn’t a major highway. Some spots the snow banks on the side of the road have to be 15 foot tall!
I was shoveling sidewalks. Well, where they ought to be at least. This was over knee deep for me. Other spots I was shoveling, I step off, and go waist deep – and never touched bottom.
Cutting wood. My dad has the process down pretty well. No bending over, no working too hard. Haul the long pieces in, drop them into the saw horses, cut them to size, load them into the truck. There is a wood splitter by the tailgate for the oversized pieces.
We went to the Mall of America to ‘finish off’ the week doing something other than taking care of ill grandparents. The backpack is full of our winter jackets.