On Monday, after Dad went to work, Emily called me to come over and see the finished bathroom. Dad had worked on tiling it and installing a new vanity, sink and mirror. She added the towels, and other details.
This was mainly done, at least on this time schedule, because the Stevenson's were coming to stay when they picked up Rui after her high school graduation. While I was there, the Stevensons did, indeed, arrive.
Here Rui's youngest sister get acquainted with Beckie.
Rui's oldest sister, the baby whisperer takes Liam well in hand.
After I got home, I worked on my craft room and made some real inroads!
On Tuesday I got three visiting teaching visits made, before heading home to make dinner for Grandpa and then ...
the Stevenson's were making dinner for Emily and Sam on Tuesday, and invited me too. Dinner was yummy Japanese curry. Dad, of course was at the temple that night.
On Wednesday morning, I walked with Ann, and then worked on the garden when I got home. Next it was off to work. Then I hurried home from work to start making fry bread. Dad got home early and had done some straightening, for which I am grateful. Then we had the Stevenson's here for Navajo Tacos.
It was so fun to get to spend time with the Stevenson's while they were here. Dad and I were counting and we have actually met up with them four times. (Once in Japan, then here before Rui came to live with us, then we met up with the parents and oldest daughter in Japan as they were picking her up from her mission there, and Dad and I were in Hawaii with the Moes.) That and facebook has really made us all amazingly close, sort of strangely.
Wednesday was Becca's day to watch Grandpa and she snapped this cute picture of him with the kids ... gotta love Jamaican Titan!
On Friday Ann and I were off to do some serious junquing. Here we are shown at the antique show we attended in Salt Lake. We also went up to Coalville to a junk show, which was amazing. Besides a trip to DI and two yard sales, one of which was also great!
While I was off junking on Friday, Emily and Sam were taking care of Grandpa, and since they had him overnight that night, Sam took Grandpa fishing at Spring Lake that evening. Grandpa was a bit confused, but seemed to love every minute! Thanks Sam!
I got home from my junking travels, just in time to head to Spring City with Dad for the annual Home Tours they do there.
Dad ran into one of the guys he works with in the Temple on Tuesday when we went for Chinese in Ephraim that soon after arriving in Spring City.
This is one of the rooms in the Spring City Inn, the bed and breakfast where we stayed. It was very quaint, and had some of the tiniest rooms I have ever seen, with shared bathrooms.
In the morning we shared breakfast with the O'Neils, who had occupied two of the other rooms. The father of the tribe was an international banker and it was very fun to hear about his career. His wife's name is Jackie, and she kept saying she was the 'original Jackie O' They were there (they live in DC) to see their grandson graduate from Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant, evidently a highly acclaimed Prep School. Who knew?
Next the owner of Spring City Inn, took us next door to the towns theater that is being restored. This is the first production, and is called 'The Radio Show', it will actually be recorded and played on the radio too.
Our Inn keeper is on the right, with his remarkable friend, theater owner and Liam Neeson look alike. They showed us some of the sound effects for the show. After seeing the theater, it was across the street to the DUP museum,
where we met up with some good customers from Treasures, Dave and Myra ... that was just after
Dad did some time in the Spring City Jail!
Next we saw my nephew Matt and his family. They live in Ephraim and had come over to Spring City for the garage sales that flourish on the weekend of the Historic Home Tours.
This is the first home we saw, and it had been remodeled within an inch of its historic life. A professional designer had left it pretty, but devoid of the hominess you want in an old house.
This is the living room.
This is the largest house on the tour. To the left is the original part of the house, it was built in the early 1880's then about the time our house was built, in the 90's the Victorian side was built. A lot of the 'addition' was similar to our house. It was fun comparing notes ... oh and the husband actually works in Salt Lake... whoa.
This building was the Endowment house in the mid-1800's, before the Manti Temple was finished. It now belongs to the artist Randall Lake, who used to be our neighbor in University Village in the mid 70's. It was super fun to talk to Randall, and have him tell us that adding a small bathroom with electricity and running water to the space he uses as his studio, cost more than the building had.
He also uses candles for light after the end of daylight. He has candelabras hanging from the ceiling, and climbs on a ladder to light them. These are candle ends.
This garden house is of new construction, built by a builder from the rubble left from a building that burnt in Ephraim. It was built to house the boiler for the main house. Spring City did not have natural gas until the mid 1990's. It now serves as a rental unit. The family that owns the house, actually hailed from Cottonwood, and the father lived in Dad's ward at one time. (Dad recognized the son of the family as looking like someone he grew up with who has the same last name.) Dad said it was this family that gave him one of his suits for his mission, after another of their sons decided not to serve a mission, after the suit was purchased.
When we got home Dad worked on the leak in the sprinkling system before we headed to Salt Lake for the Harley wedding .
Here we see Riley, one of Spencer's good friends from the Salt Lake ward, and Kevin Harley, the father of the groom.
Of course Dad loves visiting with people from his past. The bride even knew Spencer, as they had all gone camping last summer.
We stopped at DI on the way home, and I found a table and two chairs ... here Dad masterminds fitting them in the back seat of his car, along with the large multiple post office boxes set I bought in Spring City.
And Dad also got to run into an old class mate from his time at Olympus. What an old home week this turned out to be!
That night Dad and I hosted a BBQ at home. Here is Scott chowing down on some corn on the cob.
I know, look at those missing teeth, all three of them, I doubted that Eva could eat corn off the cob, but she did ... what a girl!!
Well, that does it for a busy week of meeting friends old and new.