This year with Covid we kept the cottage open as long as we could just to give us a break from being locked up in the city. We watched as the signs came to tell us it was time to close up. The birds were the first to leave. Their missing chirping in the morning … More Cottage Closing Time
This is a very special weekend for us at the Love Shack. One year ago today, we took that Sunday Drive to go and look at cottages. It was Easter Sunday last year, when Husband, Coco and I spent the day driving around cottage country. My intention was to introduce husband, to cottage country, and … More Happy Easter, Construction is Back in the Works
Every now and again, you get to have a feel good moment. When we took down the old pumping system to put in the new cistern, the one good thing that was left behind in the cottage was the exterior pumping system. It looked like it was new, because it was. We posted … More Our Lady Passes on Another Gift
It’s hard to believe it’s the First of September, yet here we are with Fall waving hello in the distance. Spring was exciting, we waited for it to come. When it did, the first official Long Weekend in Ontario, the May 24 came with it. Way back then, I applied for that dreaded Variance to … More Do You Got the Paper Work? Why Yes I Do.
It had finally arrived, our new high-tech water cistern with submersed pumping and heated lines… Six weeks waiting and it was time to bring it in. We started with this. First came in the back hoe to open the ground. Then the old cistern was drained of the old water, and then … More The Cistern is In
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.
When we bought the Love Shack, we bought her as is. No inspections included. Being in the construction business for over 20 years, we knew there would be surprises. Whenever you do construction you find something that you didn’t plan on. Those are refereed to has hidden cost or other wise known as OH SHIT. … More And Then Came Problem Number 1