Oh, there you are!


Ten full days without a post. Well, I was at the cottage for most of these days. Yes, stuff did happen. Rather than to bore you with a play-by-play of the last ten days, I’m stealing Chris Cactus‘ “by the number” style for this one.

Days off: 25
Days off including the Washington conference: 32
Bloggers met while on vacation: 1
Bloggers that commented I should go see them: 2
Movies I saw: 2
Days I stayed home – bachelor style – before missing my kids: 2
Kilometers driven: 1,257
Times I packed / unpacked the car: 8
“Essential” bags we brought: 7
Video games I brought in case of rain: 17
Times stung by wasps: 7 (daughter 1, son 2, me 4)
Days I was sick while at the cottage: 3
Fever: 104F
Tylenol ingested: 26
Rainy days at the cottage: .5
Fish we caught: 11
Fish we released: 2
Fish we ate: 9
Meals at the cottage: 20
Meals that were so frickin’ good it was to die for: 20
Weight I thought I would gain after all that delicious food: 25 pounds
Actual weight gain lost while on vacation: 6 pounds
Sandwiches made with the leftovers: 10
Bottles of wine we brought to the cottage: 20
Bottles of other alcohol we brought to the cottage: 7
Bottles I brought back from the cottage: 4
Nights at the cottage: 7
Campfires: 6
Marshmallows I ate: 3
Marshmallows LovelyWife and Zadorables ate: Infinity +1
Shooting stars seen: 23
Shooting stars seen while in the hot tub: 1
Things I cannot write about because LovelyWife doesn’t want me to: 2

So there you have it, my cottage vacation by the numbers. You can see the pictures here. You can practice your French as the descriptions are in French. 😉



  1. Stung by 4 wasps? And a fever of 104.

    “Spirit of the West” has a song about vacation almost killing them. Their story involves alcohol more than insects and fever.

    Still, a bad day (sick day … sting-filled day) of fishing beats a good day at work. And eating meals to die for and still losing weight … you should write a book about that diet.
    .-= delmer´s last blog ..COMA =-.

  2. @Becky: I did not get the sickness LW had. I beat the odds!

    @Delmer: I think the diet would have to be “be sick”. :mrgreen:

    @CMG: Yay for good times! I’m also happy to be back, but I would go back in a heartbeat.

    @Sybil Law: It was pretty awesome.

    @THE BROTHER: Not bad in almost 18 years of being together, right? 😛

  3. @Hello Haha Narf: I missed you too!

    @Robin: Rafting is exciting! Especially since no wasps are involved while rafting, right?

    @Avitable: Did I mention that one of those movies was “Aliens in the Attic”? 😳

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