Again and again and again and again…
We just arrived home from the Cabin much earlier than planned. And since The Cure just announced another North American Tour this week, I couldn’t quite get the lyrics of one of my favorite songs from my youth out of my head: “Again and again and again and again…” I guess I am sort of thinking of a forest, but more so ~ how we have to keep running from it, instead of staying in it, due to snow. “Again and again and again and again…” feels sadly very relevant again in March 2023.
You see last October, the week of the Cabin build started out as a beautiful Autumn 70 degree day. And what was supposed to be the night before the last day of the build, instead turned into a Winter Storm in which us, and our builder, all packed up in the darkness of night and drove home. We waited anxiously for days to finish the build, and all had to return with snow on the roof and the chill of winter in the air.
Again and again and again and again…
Here we are in March, once again we headed up to the Cabin yesterday with a grand plan. To see if the electrician had indeed been there, to build some walls for the plumber, to perhaps do some shoveling (Again and again and again and again…), and maybe even have some…fun…. Instead, while we were at the lumber yard in Cable, a Winter Storm Warning popped up on my phone inevitably shortening our stay, and therefore accomplishing very little more than shoveling (which we couldn’t even finish because there is so much!).
On a positive note, the electrical team had indeed been at the cabin. In fact they were there when we arrived. Seeing progress always feels good (even when you are navigating fear of your roof caving in from snow).
We are hopeful Spring will come sooner than later, and if it doesn’t we know without a doubt Summer will come.
“What comes next? Not spring. ‘Unlocking’ comes next. What else could cruel March and only slightly less cruel April be? March and April are not spring. They’re Unlocking.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
All this to say, I have uploaded my second story.
In The Plan I tell the story of putting together The List of what we wanted out of a property and the Design Specifications document we put together to share with our architect.
So what else is going on now at the cabin you might ask?
The electricians are partly done! We have ‘juice’ and three ‘live’ outlets! But, we aren’t sure when they are coming back to finish the work…
We are going up again this weekend to finish the work we were meant to do last week before we got snowed out: Building walls so our plumber can put in the combi-boiler!
Shoveling. Hopefully this is about it!
Siding was supposed to go on this week and next, but our partner has been delayed due to SNOW. Still hoping to get this finished by the first week of April. He also said he would help straighten our doors (they were not installed properly by our builder).
Lining up all the trades for the end of April, early May to:
Finish the electrical work.
Finish the plumbing work so we can turn on the water and heating system.
Install the wood stove pipe so we can finish the roof.
Finish the floors.
Install the wood stove.
Once we get good weather, we have to go up to Ashland and pick up a window that the manufacturer had to remake because they made it wrong. It has been sitting there since November and we couldn’t get up there due to the weather!
It’s been a LONG stressful winter, we can’t wait to get to mid-May and hopefully have things checked off our list and start spending time at the Crash Pad (with heat, and for more than a few hours).
Fingers, and toes crossed….
In March, I will be working on our next story about The Architect. We will share what our experience has been like, and how we became people who now say “Our Architect”, something we never expected to be part of our vocabulary.
I turn 52 this week (St. Patrick’s Day to be exact). I am not quite sure what I expected out of 51, but that said ~ it wasn’t quite what I bargained for. In that regard, I have been working on a story since last Summer I want to share with you. The working title is “GenX Notes: When the Wheels Fall Off”.
I keep thinking pretty soon I will be ‘done’ with the story arc so I can share it with you, but I have realized there is no ‘done’ in this story. I anticipate being ready to share this story sometime this Summer (and hopefully writing part of it at the Crash Pad).
I am also hoping to start writing some gear reviews of things we are using/loving (unsponsored, just my two cents).
So stay subscribed (it’s FREE). I am just getting started in this space….
And one last thing I thought you might enjoy that I found this week.
This is definitely making it in my “When the Wheels Fall Off” story, part of which involves protein. This genius trick is going to make my life SO much easier! (A cyclist went viral with this tip on TikTok Kurt told me, but I found this video).
Thanks for reading and watching äventyr.cc, and supporting my mental health and creativity! ~DeAnn