Hey everyone. Things are gearing up toward our Jungle Camp experience. The rooms of our house are piled high with things that need to be packed up. Our two weeks of building starts Monday and will likely entail 12 hour workdays for Dennis and as much time as I can spare out there with three kids in tow. During that building time Dennis will also be going with the other men on a three day hike, leaving us ladies to keep on working as much as we can.
Here’s an overview for those of you who may be confused:
1. Jungle Camp building starts Monday. We will have two weeks to build our homes, using wooden poles, duct tape, large sheets of plastic for walls and roof, and binder twine to hold everything together. We are allowed to live here at home during the building time.
2. We will live in the home we build for four weeks. That means we have to bring everything we will need with us as we are not allowed to leave. This is to give us an idea of what it would be like to live in a remote place and also know what it would be like to plan everything we will need a month in advance.
3. Our house is all planned out and will be 22′ by 17′. This will include a kitchen, dining area, small play area for the kids, and two bedrooms. The girls will all sleep along one wall of their tiny bedroom. Squeaky and Button in bunk-bed type shelves with rails, and Winnie in a playpen next to them. We plan to divide them with a sheet of plastic so they can’t stay awake all night making faces at each other.
What we have to do before Monday (when building starts):
-finish grocery shopping (enormous list)
-sort through and measure our poles on our lot to figure out what will go where
-stake our claim
-find large pieces of cardboard for underneath our mattresses and for our shelving by rummaging through dumpsters in the nearby towns
-clean house for guests that are staying here tomorrow night (the 2nd year graduation ceremony is on Saturday and lots of people are coming and going around here)
-attend graduation ceremony and help with reception and clean-up
-go to Wal-Mart and buy excessive amounts of totes for packing
-pack children up to go to Coco and Brina’s (Thanks guys!!!!!!! A million thanks!)
-go on date while kids are away
So, now I have to run and get my laundry. 🙂