Category: Camp Davis

Our home away from home on two and a half acres in the hills of Berkeley Springs, WV. This is where we go to get away from the crazy city life we live during the week, the place where we go to stretch out, slow down, and relax.

Drying Out

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I really thought the deconstruction of Camp Davis was finally behind us.  We lost power. We lost appliances.  Our structural integrity was compromised.  My manhood sense of security was called into question.  We lived without a fridge. We managed without a kitchen sink (though washing dishes in the bathroom sink next to the toilet is ...

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Floors, At Last

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As I mentioned previously, we are finally back on track at Camp Davis.  With the structural rebuild complete, the biggest sticking point left was the floors.  We had the contractors install unfinished New England White Pine - in part to save money and in part because we had a very particular look in mind that ...

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As Is

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We moved.*  We enjoyed the holidays.  We ran away for a week to a seriously, unbelievably improved Camp Davis.  And now we're back.  Natalie heads to work tomorrow.  The kids and I go back to doing whatever it is the kids and I do during the week.  Life marches onward.  We have a lot of ...

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Wallops Island I Cant Stop Loving You

There was a big shuttle launch out of the NASA station at Wallop's Island tonight that should have been visible from many hundreds of miles away.  We didn't see it from our balcony (since we were too busy watching Loren wash dishes in the kitchen for the first time), but the thought of Wallop's Island ...

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Checking In On The Camp Davis Renovations

Left: Before.  Right: After, with bump-out.

It's been over a year since the Derecho and almost a year since the truck, but this Saturday morning, Nat and I dropped the kids with Grannie so that we could make a day-trip to Camp Davis to see the major renovation progress that is finally, finally taking place. Most insurance repairs happen a lot faster than this. ...

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Labor Day Weekend Recap

Loren is up front, the tiny blond kid.  He raced up front to greet the actors after the show wrapped.  This is very uncharacteristic of our Cautious Captain.

We stuck around DC this past weekend and despite our best efforts managed to pack it full of noteworthy events, including trips to see a free children's play at the Kennedy Center (highly recommend, seriously cant believe we've never done that before), enjoy our neighborhood's newly remodeled playground (with SPLASH PAD!), and had a total ...

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Lost and Found

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  A few weeks ago - just before leaving for family vacation actually - I lost my wallet.  IDs, cash, credit cards, Rx cards, Smartrip card, everything.  Earlier that day I'd driven the kids to Target to get diapers.  After paying to leave Target's parking garage I placed my wallet in my lap as I drove ...

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It’s Poopy Maybe

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Hey, you just changed me, and this is crazy, but check my diaper, it's poopy maybe. It's hard to smell right, around you baby, I'll check you're diaper, it's poopy maybe. Yes, all those other times, you tried to change me, Just check my diaper, it's poopy maybe. Before you went and checked my dipe', I was gettin' ...

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