The final push to get the porch done called for reinforcement from Montana. That would mean that our son, David, and family arrived to help with the work.
On Monday it began with Dylan helping Tim on the porch.
They are removing the metal roofing to prepare for opening up the roof.
The next day, David was on the job assisting Tim. Dylan and Jens headed to the woods to start making our firewood for next winter.
Dylan was also put in charge of installing the rock at the bottom of the stairs. He had a lot of help from his little brother, Awesome Super Guy!
Everyone was working very long, hard days to get the porch roof covered before the Oyster Party.
I was trying to get everything else done to be ready for the Oyster Party. On Tuesday, my awesome friend, Lady Isabella, surprised us with a dinner she had prepared to help us out. We feasted on her Pulled Pork Sandwiches for several meals. What a time saver for me and for Julie, who instantly took over kitchen duty and anything else we asked of her while she kept an eye on Mr. Awesome Super Guy!
On Thursday we found out there were no oysters available for the Oyster Party! What? How could that be?
There was a Red Tide on the coast so that meant all the oysters were recalled. There were none. We regrouped and switched to prawns and steamed clams for the party.
Tim and Dave worked all of Friday morning getting the porch to this stage. It is almost finished. One deck rail needs to be done and the metal roofing will be delivered in a couple of days.
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I am sorry to tell you that I was so busy at the Oyster Party that I did not take one photo. I am so sad that I do not have a photo of all of the kids at the party.
If anyone reading this has photos they would like to share, please email them to me. I would love to post some of them on the blog.
There were over 70 people at the party which went from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m. We ate some very delicious food. Billy's Clam Chowder, Trav's Chicken Wings, Tyler's fresh lake trout, Rod's Bear, Elk and Cougar Kebob's..... So many wonderful dishes were on the tables it was hard to choose what to try next.
The Cougar Creek Band played their set and then we were entertained by Daryl and Becky, accompanied by the brass section from the band and grandson, Dylan.
The evening ended with the most awesome sing-a-long ever! I think that everyone sang. That would include even the teenagers! We sang, Stand By Me, Your Cheatin' Heart, Rocky Top, Cecelia, If I Were a Rich Man, Seminole Wind, Hey Good Lookin', Jambalaya and of course, The House of the Rising Sun.
We ended the evening with Daryl playing the guitar to accompany the singers and I got to sing instead of play the piano. On that set we sang Hotel California, The Weight, Fire and Rain, Take It Easy and so many I can't remember.
Good times with family and friends on Old Cougar Road.