A Display screen Home Shelter and three Teenage Women

A Screen House Shelter and 3 Teenage Girls

Dad needed us to “camp” within the yard as I had been doing for a number of years. However we have been youngsters now and needed to be away from house for our nice Display screen Home expertise. So we loaded all our gear into his truck and off we went. We went proper to the large tree by the pond in my uncle’s cow pasture, thirty miles from house.No, we do not want any assist placing up the Display screen Home. We’ll see you in four days and waved goodbye. Then the enjoyable started, as we rigorously used our small shovel and arms to clear the raised space beneath the tree of ‘cow pies’, sticks and stones. When it was good and clear and as clean as we might get it we unfold the Shelter ground. First job finished ladies, this could solely take about 15 minutes to complete. Yeah!Then it went one thing like this:Judy: “Do we stake it down now or wait?”Phyllis: “Wait til we get the Screen House laid out… There if you’ll grab that corner, Ethel and Judy that one we’ll have it nice and even,,,,,Good. Now the poles, slide them through the loops on the outside at each corner like this… Great job girls.”Ethel: “Now how do we get it standing up and fastened down?”Phyllis: “Carefully unzip and open the door… Here, move the back wall out of the way and you two each take a side and stand the poles up while I fasten the guy lines… Judy, watch it! You’re leaning to far back… Watch out! It’s coming down!”Ethel: “Help! Get me out of here. This thing is heavy!”Judy: “There you go. You okay? I don’t think we are strong enough to lift it. Let’s go get your uncle.”Phyllis: “No! We can do it, just think a minute. We can’t admit defeat. Think of the guys back home laughing at us.”Deep thought by all.Ethel: “Got it! Where’s that spare piece of rope we brought? You can throw it over that big limb up there and we’ll pull it up while you tie it down. OK?”Judy: “Hey, great idea Brains. Lets go. We’re wasting time.”I coil and throw the rope on the limb a number of occasions, as we giggle and snigger at my efforts.Phyllis: “There only 5 tries to get it over. Quit laughing or next time you can do the rope toss. Now pull… it’s moving.. Wait, we forgot the stakes and guy lines,. Let it down a little and tie it around the tree… That’s good.. Where’s the hammer?”Ethel: “Don’t tell me we forgot it.”Judy: “Okay I won’t, cause I tripped over it a minute ago. Here it is. Oh, Phyl you got the guy lines all hooked up to the poles. Good. Here’s the hammer.”Phyllis: “You take a breather while I get these stakes in. We’re almost done I think… There, that’s done. Now for the lines to hold it up. Pull.. Pull..Tie off… And all the lines are staked and tied. We can put the doors up for Awnings tomorrow.”Judy: “Let’s get our things inside before those cows over there get curious. Then we can take a short nap and fix hot dogs for supper. We won’t catch many fish with the cows in the pond.”Ethel: “Oh good my favorite supper after a 4 plus hour, 15 minute job. Oh look, here comes your uncle. Is he laughing at our odd shaped Shelter? Well it’s good enough for me.”Phyllis: “Well, let’s get that nap. He’s just after the cows to milk. Then we can eat. Later we can watch the stars through the Screen House screen roof and maybe wish on a falling star before bed.”