Okay, I’m a bit late for doing my Five Minute Friday post which is hosted by Miss Kate. This week has been so full of work I’ve hardly had a chance to sit down it feels. In light of the fact that this week’s word is back, let’s look back over the week shall we? 🙂
Monday cleaning and painting the new bottom of the new to us truck bed. This involved lots of rags, and the lad gained skills in vehicle maintenance. He learned to put a shop vac together.
Wednesday our car was in the shop. The new to us car is causing us some mental strain with some of the issues it is having. This time it needed new wheel bearings and we need to find something called dust covers. I don’t know what they are and Jim can’t seem to find them along. We’re thinking we might have to hit up some of the junk yards.
Thursday and Friday were focused on getting the truck in working order. This necessitated some heavy lifting and a lot of team work. We replaced the old bed with a new one. The lads got the lights working again and after some intense moments of frustration got all the bolts connected. The rest of Friday, the lad and I spent gathering materials they would need for camping. I mostly had everything packed except for the kayaks and food.
Today (Saturday) I finished packing up my son and hubby up for a week of camping. I forgot to get Jim (hubs) to help me get the propane tank extensions out of the trailer. So they are missing those, but I can bring them up when I come. They have some small propane tanks with them to hold them over. I’ll join them this coming weekend for a bit.
I have to admit, it was a tough week physically. It was so hard. Lifting and moving. Having to deal with frustration seeping off my hubby, feeling his discouragement as physically as I could hold a rabbit.
In the midst of that hardness though, as I look back I see more though.
The conversation flowed by between boy and man,
We need to do this, and then that.
“Am I doing it right dad?”
“You got it son”, the response it came.
“Dad, can I help?”
The words often came.
I love watching them work together.
MOM! Dad needs you!!!!
The call rang out
Startled I arose and quickly went outside.
Finding I’m needed,
Another strong pair, hands lifting, shifting.
Holding while bolts connected.
Work done I stayed outside.
Listening, waiting, being close at hand.
Smiling I watched my bunnies on the grass.
Then grinning as I watch
A wee little one demonstrate she’s too smart
To stay outside.
Puddle won’t stay in a pen on the grass.
Banished from the grass,
She thumps in the cage.
Waiting to end of day
For her not as smart littermates to return.
Clear bright days.
Hard work possible.
I could make everything ready.
For my boys to go away.
Camping in sight.
I was pleased to pray them on their way.
Looking back I find.
A hard week… was good. 🙂