Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sparta Hilton Update #8

Oh boy!  The Hilton has a new (new to us) refrigerator!
The refrigerator we have already works  but the refrig doesn't get cold enough for me. 
The freezer works fine but we needed another one. 
Our friend, Bruce (the one that is getting married) had a refrigerator that he wasn't using so we went and picked it up.
Thank you Bruce!!!

There is only one problem.  We cannot get it in any of the doors at the Hilton!
I need my hunting buddy D. to come and tell the guys how to do it. lol

I am just thankful to have it so I got started cleaning it up.
Bruce had bought this refrigerator brand new in 1986.
The best part of our Hilton is the shed on the outside so we just put it under the shed.

It looks great even if it is outside. 
We do most of our cooking outside anyway so it really works out well.

The mornings are a little chilly and I love to cook breakfast on the fire.

That morning we had Sausage, gravy, fried potatoes, eggs and biscuits.

It was just the two of us again so I didn't
cook as much as I would with others there.

"Sweet Hunter" bought me this chair to put in my blind.
I don't think he thinks like me.  I need a cup holder!
But it was so sweet. It is easy to carry too.

So "Sweet Hunter" decided that I needed to go sit with him in his blind.
I don't know why.  I do fine in mine with my book and stuff.
But it was a sweet thought.

So here we go.  We walk and walk and walk.
He tells me not to step in the food plot and be really quiet.
Then when we got down in the woods the leaves made a crunching sound as we stepped.
He told me we had to be so quiet.  So I started walking in his footsteps.  My left foot and his left foot stepped at the same time, etc.
It still made a lot of noise.  And then we heard a turkey calling. 
It was the neatest thing.  "Sweet Hunter" knelt down. I thought he was about to pray but what he was doing was listening to try to figure out what kind of call that turkey was making.  He finally told me that it was a "lost" call.
Then we heard another one coming toward it. We were so close but could not see them.
And then it ended.  I guess the hen found the baby.
It was so neat to hear that.

Then we sneak up to his blind.  Quietly.  I am wondering how we are going to both sit in this thing and be happy.
But it was sweet that he wanted me to go with him. 
I love this man more than anything but I was miserable in that little blind. 
My new chair made a crackle and pop everytime I moved.
He would say Quiet!
I told him it was the chair.  I had no book. I had no drink.  We just sat there.
Now he would get me tickled every once in a while. 
But we never saw anything.  Boring.
I like my set up better.

Then we had some relaxing time. 
We set up the horseshoes and played a little bit.
It was so much fun. 
Looks like someone needs to mow that grass!

He thought that I had set the stakes up too far apart but after
walking it off he realized that I was within 1 foot of what the paper says.
Imagine that! lol

I told him that there was some limbs in the way so
he told me to get that long saw and saw them off.
I sawed and sawed and sawed. 

Then he came over with a little bitty saw that he carries in the woods
 and sawed those limbs right down.
I think he just wanted to see if I could do it.
Well if I had known about that little saw he had I am sure that I could have done it too.

Then "Sweet Hunter" cooked us some cheeseburgers on the grill. 
It was so good.  I just love cooking over a fire or charcoal.
It is funny because at home we don't do things like this.
We work so hard during the week that we cannot wait
 to get back to this little shack in the woods.......I mean "Sparta Hilton".
We love our little getaway!


Anonymous said...

Valerie, I HAVE NEVER SEEN any couple that work as hard and play as hard as you two do!!! Amazing to me! I get worn out so easily! God blesses you both for sure!

Allie said...

Congrats on your new fridge - even if you can't get it inside, lol! You two are so blessed to have each other [and seperate blinds, lol!}

Alice Grace said...

Thanks for the chuckle this morning! I loved the part where you thought SH was praying! You are so funny! But it looks like you have found a great place to relax and be with the one you love! I am proud for you!

Michelle said...

Looks like you had fun again. Enjoy your time together.

Darla said...

Ya'll have way too much fun girl!

Pat said...

I love reading about your time there and seeing the photos. Hope you get the fridge inside before the weather gets super-cold.

Amelia said...

I can understand how you enjoy your blind better...but it was so sweet of your husband to ask you to go along.

Seems like the foods always tastes so much better when it is cooked and eaten outside.

Granny J said...

Val, you never fail to bring a smile to my face when you talk about the time you and SH spend at the Sparta Hilton. I would have been just as miserable as you in that little blind.

Can the doors be removed from the refrigerator to take it in the cabin?

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like the two of you are having a dang good time there!!! I think I would take your spot too!! His doesn't sound like any fun at all!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Time apart is always a good thing - but I'd have to nix that whole sitting in his blind thing. :) blessings, marlene

cancer type said...

God blesses you both for sure!You are so funny! Enjoy your time together.

Midlife Mom said...

I'm with you on this one, I would want to stay in my own comfy spot too! ha! Sweet of him to want your company though! :o)

I had some catching up to do and enjoyed so much your post on Granny. Such a lovely Godly woman, I think we all miss her even though we never met her in person! She was a shining example to all of us! xoxo

Real Life Reslers said...

You guys are ALWAYS up to something! I love your zest for life!

Love Bears All Things said...

I know just what it means to you...and I love your commentary.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. Sorry that the fridge didn't fit. Did you guys take off the doors off the refrigerator and try?

Sylvia Weitzel