I’m spending the weekend wrapped up in my little family. My dad died yesterday morning after a tumultuous couple of years and my feelings are a little all over the board (relief, sadness, exhaustion, anger, you name it). We’re spending the weekend finishing the siding on the house (which should be done tonight) and perhaps heading up to the cabin on Saturday night to spend Sunday up there in the quiet.

Here’s to huckleberries, home, hugs, and happiness.

Windows! I have windows in my cabin!

Forrest and Hunter (our neighbor) went up to the cabin yesterday afternoon and started working on framing and sheeting the walls…and putting in windows!

Sadly, I do not have any pictures but Hunter showed me a cell phone picture of the view and it is awesome, awesome, awesome. I’m so excited that they were able to make some progress up there!

Blaze, F’s brother and our cabin partner, will finally be here on Sunday and see his cabin for the first time on Monday so I’m sure we’ll get a bunch more done. (I think I’m going to work directly from the cabin on Tuesday, hopefully no one minds the smell of campfire.)

In other exciting news, F and I are finally taking a trip! It’s a bit of a practical/necessary trip as we purchased a smaller woodstove for our house in Klamath Falls, Oregon and need to go pick it up. So since we’re going that way we’re going to make an adventure out of it. (Forrest, Beth, and Sprocket back in the good old red Cherokee!!)

1st Annual Over The Top Picnic

Friday was the 1st Annual Over The Top Picnic. We invited all of our friends in town up to the cabin for a BBQ and bonfire (next year we’ll probably move it to Saturday and step it up with some contests).


Our turn out was small but we had a great time. It was fun to show off the cabin (and our view!) and hang out with our neighbors.

Sunshine and Cabin!

I took a half day off of work today (after working all day on Sunday this week has seemed LONG…) and we decided to head up to the cabin. I’d tried to get up there on Monday after work via the main road and just as I was getting excited about the massive snow melt…I found a major washout in the road. The kind that I’m not really sure we’re going to fix anytime soon, if ever. The good news is that we can still access the property from “the backside,” which just so happens to be in our town. It requires us to cross a high ridge that hasn’t melted out yet but should be in the next couple of days.

Sprocket enjoys the mud at the washout

The road was mostly snow free and I would guess we’ll be able to drive up there within a week or two. It was an absolutely beautiful day to be out and about.

The Family at the cabin, start of summer 2011