I woke up with a different view this morning . . .
But before you get all envious of my time up north, please bear in mind these three* things:
ONE: We have no furnace and it's cold up here. We do have a trusty little propane heater. It is either ON or OFF, which means we are either HOT or COLD. (It beats ALL cold ALL the time. But it's not ideal for the long term.)
TWO: We're here to work. Although Tom is out on the river fishing right now, and god knows I've spent WAY too much time knitting on that highly addictive cowl this morning . . . there is much real work that needs to be done to get ready to shut this place down for the winter. Today I'll be busy juggling bedding and emptying cupboards and the refrigerator and taking inventory and helping Tom with jobs that take four hands. (Yippee.)
THREE: The water smells really bad. Although we have a well, we use a water cooler for our drinking/cooking water up here because the water is . . . full of iron and not terribly palatable. In the fall, though??? It smells like sulphur! Showers or otherwise washing up . . . not appealing right now.
I'm not complaining.
(Well. Except maybe about the water.)
It's a real treat to have a change of scenery for a couple of days.
I just want you to know that it's . . . not all fun and games up here!
* There is no "official" Three on Thursday fun today as Carole is in the midst of an unplanned Blogus Interuptus, but I decided to play along anyway. Y'know. In the spirit of things.