I really do think we should invest in a house at the lake :) I haven't a clue how we would finance it...but we talked about that a lot this weekend. If only....
This trip was supposed to be similar to our July 4th trip 2 years ago. I rented a house, and we invited some friends to pitch in and to stay for the long weekend. I told you all about it HERE.
(view from our old house)
(view from our old dock)
(from the old dock)
(we played games together, and laughed together, every night)
(we cheers each other!)
(everyone had a smile on their face)
(even when they were injured!)
Only I wasn't in charge this time. And somehow 3 couples paid, but 5 couples stayed. The whole weekend. And 2 of the couples were strangers to 2 of the couples that paid. And one of the couples had to walk through our room to get to theirs.
It was weird. And uncomfortable.
I'm too old for summer camp. I don't go away for the weekend to stay with strangers. I want to stay with my friends. Strangers are welcome for the day.
Blech. Not a good 4th of July.
Well, we made the most of it. We (TWW & his girlfriend, TEN and I, and Barbie) floated around in the lake and pretended we were alone. On Saturday quite a few friends came up for the day. They brought their jet skis, and hung out on our dock. The way guests are supposed to.
Thank God for The Voice of Reason and Mr. Swiss. They arrived on Saturday (after the rest of the group - strangers included - took off on a boat and didn't invite us to join). Their boat is way nicer than "the crashers'" anyway :-o They hung out on our dock, we cooked out, and then we bolted. And we didn't invite the others. Oops.
(The Voice of Reason & Mr. Swiss' boat)
The Voice of Reason, Mr. Swiss, Barbie, TWW & his girlfriend, TEN and I all went to watch fireworks. I relaxed for the first time :)
Barbie left Sunday afternoon, and TWW's girlfriend left Sunday evening. And then there were 3. And we were the minority.
After everyone left on Monday morning, TEN and I floated around the lake for a bit. We drank champagne and giggled. It was nice.
I didn't take a single picture, because there isn't much of the weekend I care to remember. It's not that I care about spending the money. It isn't the money at all. It's my time.
My time is so precious these days, and I resent spending 3 days with a bunch of rando people. People who I have nothing in common with, and will never see again.
I'm in charge of July 4th next year :)
Hope your holiday was brilliant!