A reporter from the Coeur d'Alene press was on hand to record the work that was done. They published this story on the front page of the Sunday edition . . . felt good to be a part of making the park we play in so much a better place to play for everyone!
There were about 10 different projects within the park that day, and me and my family and some friends were at the Brig, painting and excavating the cracks in the pavement.
Here I am sweeping up some dirt....and Conner was digging a big boulder out a hole in the pavement. (Sorry about the photo, Conner - it seems that all the photos of you were of your backside. Means you were working hard, right?)
If those big rocks are not removed before resurfacing, the cold weather heaves will push it through the new pavement. (At least, that's what happens in my garden. Every spring there are new rocks to remove. . . )
A group of people digging, and more people painting the walls of the old Brig, which now houses the Museum of the park's history
Our granddaughters Hannah and Evalie enjoying some cake
Rachel and baby Brooke
Conner giving Shawn a man-hug
(Shawn hates man-hugs
- that's why it's so fun! hee hee)
Silly Evan Thomas
Mark opening his gag-gifts....he got some pretty good ones
So what's in the Redneck Survival Kit?
The tag says:
"This is a Redneck Yardstick.
I know this because I found it in my yard.
You can do so many things with this Yardstick...
You can check to see how deep a mud puddle is...
You can see how much gas in in the lawn mower...
You and your dog can play catch with it...
You can even use it to start a fire...
You can use it for whatever you wish...
Just DON'T put it back in my yard!
...Before you pinch the clothespin...
The tag says...
The Weather Rock
This rock is the 100% perfect weather indicator.
It never fails and is even more accurate than your local weather person.
This is how it works:
A dry rock means fair weather
A wet rock means it's raining
A dusty rock means a dust storm
A swaying rock means it's windy
A shadow under the rock means it's sunny
A white rock means it's snowing
If the rock is jumping up and down, an earthquake is upon us
If the bottom of the rock is under water, there's a flood.
The only problem with this gag gift - Mark wants to hang it in the family room and leave it there for good! (Thanks a lot Missy! ha!)
Love you Honey!
Hope you had a great birthday!