While many people think that cottagers don’t open their cottages until the first long weekend in May, the real truth is, if they want to be able to enjoy the cottage for the long weekend, they have to head up, unpack and to do the Spring Cleaning and Safety Checks first. In April. I know everyone is in a hurry to get … More Opening Season: Time for a Safety Check
Woo Hoo, Yippy and Yeah…. Last Sunday was a day long-awaited for, the day we would finally get to take the bedroom furniture up to the cottage. We got up early and packed the trailer up with the mattress and bed. A few other items to load up too, we where finally going to set … More What’s that… Is that a bed?
As I was driving to the cottage for what we estimate was my fiftieth trip there, I became aware of the changes in the view over the past eight months. I started doing this drive when leaves had not opened from their buds and farms fields were still un-turned from the winter past. As … More Cottages Have Complications, Just Like People Do
Our first Thanksgiving at the cottage turned out to be Long Johns and Turkey. Day One: Time to start painting. The Cast Iron Stove was installed August, but with my surgery, the concrete pad to place the propane tank on had gotten delayed. This meant the propane delivery to run the stove, also got delayed. … More Long Johns and Turkey
And so we waited. And then we waited. And then we waited. Six weeks into the building game, we thought we had everything lined up and ready to go before we started. We got a referral to an electrician, meet with him. Took him up to the cottage, told him what we needed. Agreed on … More The Electrician that was not Electrifying.