We Wanted Less, They Wanted Less, We got All!

We had wonderful chores….well at least for some of us.
The jobs we had were kitchen jobs but the bad end of the deal was on James and I. James and I were “the wash every single dish and rinse them and clear them” team. While the girls had to set the table and help Mom make the meal (Mom rarely called for help.)  So after about 2 long awful months of pure torture, James and I demanded that we re-evaluate the chores. After awhile Mom and Dad decided that the whole house needed more chores regularly, (they always seem to do that). James and I were told that we were to do all the kitchen jobs, so much for the less-kitchen-job campaign! The girls were to do the house jobs like wash dogs, sweep laundry,vacuuming etc.
To be completely honest (actually 25%) this is the best chore system yet. It is clear what to do, when to do it, and what happens if it isn’t done.

The Crater Lake Hike

  For the first time in my life I was going to see one of Oregon’s most famous places.

     We had been driving in the car for about six hours all to see one thing. It was long and boring but we were driving to central Oregon, the easiest way to get to our destination. For the first time in my life I was going to see one of Oregon’s most famous places…..Crater Lake!
     To get down to see the great bowl of water tP1060769here was a hike about 1 mile long. Easy, that’s what my brain thought, but I was wrong it was a STEEP hike. On the way down it was easy. Then we swam; I had on denim shorts and they stiffened up and on the way up……it was a tough time. Immediately my pants became iron, then I started to slide down the hill the opposite way I wanted. I knew I was up for a challenge After a long 1 hour hike I reached the top, out of breath and tired.