We left early and got straight to work upon arrival. Amanda had a list of things that she hoped to accomplish throughout the day, inside and out, and, while we didn't get to everything on the list, we did get to most of them.
We worked outside in the morning, took a lunch break around noon, and worked inside in the afternoon. We cleaned, repaired, sprayed, put up, took down, rearranged, moved around, and hauled away. We all worked together, visiting, laughing, and enjoying one another's company along the way.
We talked about how "many hands make light work" and about how people used to work together all the time to make big jobs more manageable (barn raisings and quilting bees, for instance).
To me the day was inspiring! Three generations working together to accomplish something much bigger than any one of us could have done individually in a single day! And it made me want to make a list of my own and make a plan to get things done that, up until now, seemed, otherwise, mundane, daunting or even impossible.
We've already got our second work day scheduled and, I hope, that, as a family, this is something that we can continue to pursue and engage in in the future. It really was a blessing to be a part of it!
Until next time...
P.S. - All that work and not a single photo to show for any of it (we were too busy working)! 😞 The photo above looks nothing like our family, what we were doing, or how we looked doing it, but it does represent three generations of family members working together in a yard with a gazebo, so, I say, close enough! LOL! 😆
|Amanda's Gazebo in Winter|