It's every student's dream to spend their thanksgiving break doing manual labor. Luckily for me, Grandma Gavin's Cabin (which I didn't even know was ours now) needed a little facelift. The roof was rotting in one section & needed to be replaced and then re-shingled.
Oh and nothing will make you more thankful to live in a warm and dry desert than working outside when it's 37 degrees and raining!
Here is how Dad, Weston, & I spent our "Black Friday":
Dad sawed off a huge rotting portion of the roof and replaced it with new wood
As Weston & I worked, we wrote a little song about Showlow... something about it being the place "where the rocks are green and the grass is yellow..." :)
On the way back we stopped to get a picture in the snow
Sadly, it's mostly melted because dad wouldn't let us stop the day before on the way up when it was fresh :(
I think the highlight of the trip for Weston was discovering this little treasure in some of grandma's old jewelery in the shed...
It can be worn as a fancy eye patch... a forehead jewel... or a sleazy necklace... SO versatile!
...And of course he was half-naked on the drive home!
I had a great time working with Dad & Weston--I've missed them a LOT this semester as I've been away at school. ...Plus, who could refuse an opportunity to work off all of those thanksgiving calories? :)