Raking leaves. Lots and lots of leaves.
My friend Dirk and I were talking the other day about his mountain house in West Virginia. I told him I am really good at hanging out at mountain houses, and would even help clean the gutters.
So Friday, I took off a bit early for work and we headed to West Virginia. After lots and lots of traffic, we finally arrived. Such a cute place! We got right to work - making cranberry/orange infused vodka!! It takes a minimum of 3 days, so I will just have to assume it worked out.
I slept so well!! It was nice and cool and there was something about sleeping where it was so peaceful. And the sleep was needed because we got right to work! Leaves leaves everywhere leaves. Dirk did the gross work of the gutters while I swept the deck. Then the raking started. Driveway (up a massive hill), parking landing, side of the house, back of the house, and the other side of the house. But it all seemed to go pretty quick. And I noticed that if I were to engage my core, it was a pretty good ab workout. I was careful to switch sides - not wanting to overwork one side more than the other - but overall, it was just so nice to be outside. I didn't mind the work, just the wind that was blowing the leaves back to where I just raked them from.
Once all the work was done, a quick hike (and this picture does not do the view justice, but you might get an idea for the amount of leaves...) followed by lots of relaxing. Not too bad. Not too bad at all.