There's No Place Like Home!

You can see Husband painting the trim around the door in this picture. The medicine cabinet trim is installed but not painted. Below is the finished project....
We've found our new "calling"! In exchange for 3 nights & parts of 4 days, my husband trimmed the medicine cabinet with wood trim, then painted the bathroom walls, all trim, and 2 doors. Except for some aggravation with the paint which was temperamental, the project was enjoyable for him.

We enjoyed the quiet of the lakefront cottage, beautiful weather, use of a paddle boat, pleasant strolls around the lake, one meal eaten "out", reading, playing games and watching an interesting movie, "The Grass Harp".

I decided this is a way to enjoy a lake house without OWNING it--which makes total sense to us at this point in our lives.

It's good to be back home. I've put some beets on the stove top to cook, am composing a grocery list, and have a load of wash in the machine. Now to tackle the messages in e-mail box and check in on my blogger friends.


  1. What a great idea...more people should do that, exchange time in their getaways for projects that need to be done.

    Your hubby had a cute grin on his face when you took the picture!

    blessings and hugs,


  2. Great job! Lovely place to get away... What a wonderful blessing for you both.

  3. You post reminded me of Richard Foster's book on "Celebration of Discipline." I have not thought of the book for a long time and went to look for my copy but I couldn't find it. The chapter on "enjoying things without owning them" made a big impression on me and it influences some of my decisions. It just makes sense to me. I am glad that you had such a great work retreat.

  4. I agree with Marcy, people should exchange more and make many people happy. What a wonderful idea.
    So happy you had such a good time, those beets sound so good.....have a great day.....:-) Hugs

  5. What a great to enjoy a cottage. Hope you got everything done that you wanted to. Blessings.

  6. Hi Rebecca,
    So nice that your time spent was enjoyable!
    But I love that saying " It doesn't matter where you roam, it's always nice to be back home!"
    Oh by the way, nice job in the bathroom!
    Love Di

  7. Great idea!
    Your husband did a wonderful job!
    All the best,

  8. Sounds like a lovely little get away. I always find the best part of getting away is getting back home..I'm such a homebody!!!

  9. Some people exchange houses on different continents for vacations...and I think bartering is coming back...exchanging goods for services...would be interesting to see that develope in a community.

  10. Welcome home sweetie, glad you enjoyed your time away.

  11. Give your husband a high five for me....and like Marcy, I love the grin on his face in the photo. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing...

  12. Sounds like you had a relaxing time. Glad to have you back. You have a one-in-a-million hubby; he has such a servant heart.

    But, I know, it's sort of like Dorothy, "there's no place like home"! Have a blessed day. Donna


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