Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Grandma Effie Visits

Paul's Mom returned home to North Dakota last night. She was here for two weeks and it was a busy but good time as we put up our salmon harvest. Grandma Effie pitched right in and took charge of sharpening the knives.
She also supervised the smudge pot. She made sure the little boys kept enough wood chips and leaves chopped to keep the smoke billowing over the salmon we were smoking.
Grandma Effie, Deborah and Abigail are planting Nanking Cherry trees that Effie brought from her yard in North Dakota.
She also brought some strawberry plants that we are going to try and get to grow here.
Grandma Effie is great with woodworking. So, even though she didn't have much experience with windows she wasn't afraid to get us going on replacing the girls window. She got things ready for Paul and then he helped her put the new window in. It's one of those projects we've been meaning to get to for a long time.

David, learning to use the pneumatic stapler.
Paul, putting the window in. The girls now have a window that doesn't rattle in the wind or let the wind in. Thanks Grandma Effie!

Benjamin helping out.
Saying good-bye to Grandma at the Airfield...
Paul flew his Mom to Anchorage and then she caught the all-nighter home to North Dakota. Other than not being able to sleep on the plane, she had a good flight home.

We can't wait to see you next year Grandma!

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