Sweet days of summer at The Wolf Lodge

Time is fleeting. This spring has turned into full fledged summer and before we know it fall will be rolling back around. Oh, that we might enjoy each moment gifted to us as it flutters through our lives.
Multiple projects have been completed, or are well under way, since my last post. In addition to the progress pictured below, The Reidt crew has spent many weeks renovating Jared’s parent’s new home in Kennewick as well as getting our home in Bothell, Washington sale worthy.  We also welcomed 80 family members for a campout over the fourth of July.

Fourth of July family celebration

Fourth of July family celebration

 

We are so grateful for this season of our family working together toward a common goal.  Pretty sweet days, these are!

The sheetrock work culminated in April with a sublet contractor texturing the interior top two floors followed by Jared and the boys painting throughout.  Yes, Jared chose a "special" painting outfit! :)

The sheetrock work culminated in April with a sublet contractor texturing the interior top two floors followed by Jared and the boys painting throughout. Yes, Jared chose a “special” painting outfit! 🙂

Directing traffic!

Directing traffic!

One late spring weekend, the boys decided they wanted to put the pool room to use as a basketball court.  They used some spare floor joists and plywood to construct a gym floor.  This has provided a cool place to shoot some hoops throughout the summer.

One late spring weekend, the boys decided they wanted to put the pool room to use as a basketball court. They used some spare floor joists and plywood to construct a gym floor. This has provided a cool place to shoot some hoops throughout the summer.

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Finishing up the bball court. It’s amazing the teamwork that comes together when the builders are excited about the end result!

Wilson putting the electrical finishing touches on.

Wilson putting the electrical finishing touches on.

 

The front porch and interior kitchen floor concrete pour, definitely all hands on deck for this one.

The front porch and interior kitchen floor concrete pour, definitely all hands on deck for this one.

Kitchen floor plywood sleepers before the concrete was added on top of the PEX radiant floor heating tubes.

Kitchen floor plywood sleepers before the concrete was added on top of the PEX radiant floor heating tubes.

In June, the guys finished the most important room in the house, (according to Jared)...Garage walls painted, floor painted, and tools moved back in.

In June, the guys finished the most important room in the house, (according to Jared)…Garage walls painted, floor painted, and tools moved back in.

The babies are moved back in too. :)

The babies are moved back in too. 🙂

Mom and Dad Wilson have moved to our neck of the woods.  They settled right in and Dad got right to work on the radiant floor project.

Mom and Dad Wilson have moved to our neck of the woods. They settled right in and Dad got right to work on finishing the radiant floor project.

Radiant floor heat getting placed and ready to be covered with gypcrete.

Radiant floor heat getting placed and ready to be covered with gypcrete.

Brent finishing up the rock chimney.

Brent finishing up the rock chimney.

Jared finishing up the rock wall around our newly oiled  front door.

Jared taking a bit of a breather from ROCKS!

Rocks around the door were custom cut and fit by our foreman, Jared.  The door has five coats of teak oil applied by Amy.  We are hopeful this doorway will welcome many into a place of peace and rest.

Rocks around the door were custom cut and fit by our foreman, Jared. The door has five coats of teak oil applied by Amy. We are hopeful this doorway will welcome many into a place of peace and rest.

 

 

 

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9 comments on “Sweet days of summer at The Wolf Lodge

  1. Bonnie Fretwell says:

    Oh so beautiful! Love the up dates! Love & miss you❗️💗

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  2. Lynn roberts says:

    Wow! Jared and Amy and family you have been incredibly product. Love what you have done with the place! Hugs to all of you!

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  3. Stephanie Stubson says:

    Wow… this is so amazing. You’ve come so far and now you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! That is so absolutely wonderful that your in-laws have moved up! I love it! I love that your boys have learned so many new skills! I think Libby should be in on the action too though. I never see you or Libby doing any work and yet I know you are! Did anyone snap a shot of you staining the door? Next post request – Libby painting or staining something and you doing one of your many, many jobs. 😀 I’m really impressed with all that your guys have done. It’s all wonderful!

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    • Amy says:

      You know me too well. Always hiding behind the camera. You will be happy to know Brent snapped a pic of me grouting rocks today. It will be published in my next blog just for you! 😊

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      • Stephanie Stubson says:

        Wonderful! 🙂 A wise friend once told me, “Allow yourself to be in photos now even if you don’t like seeing yourself in pictures. Ten years from now, you’ll look back and think you looked great in every photo.” 😀 I’m glad you’ll be remembered in the renovations Amy! You are the support that keeps everyone else going! Perhaps a picture of you cooking food for everyone should be in the scrapbook too! 🙂

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  4. Stephanie Stubson says:

    For anyone reading the above post… Amy is that wise friend that I was referring to. 🙂

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    • Amy says:

      My dear Steph,
      You will be happy to see that I took your advise, encouragement, or shall I say reprimand. 🙂 My newest post has several pics of your’s truly. I love and miss you my friend!
      A

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