Today's post has really nothing to do with my weight loss journey, rather something else that has been part of my life this year. I wrote last week that we have acquired a cabin. Many of you who have been reading my blog are aware that our beloved farmhouse was a total loss to a fire (struck twice by lightening) on March 22. It is now almost 5 months since that fire. It was a process to go through to get beyond the grief and emotions and exploring what to do next and then making a decision about what to do. In the meantime we looked at rebuilding (way TOO expensive) and finally decided to look for a very different property for our family. I wrote about this process more on my other blog, if you would like to read more.
Our cabin is on a very small, spring fed lake in NW Wisconsin. Topographically the area is hilly and heavily wooded. The hills will make for great biking challenges for me for years to come. The area features very sandy soils because of the glacier remains from millions of years ago which means that there are many sandy bottomed and spring fed lakes. This cabin is totally different than the farm. First of all it is in a coniferous/deciduous biome rather than the prairie/deciduous biome of Mankato. Most of the furnishings were part of the deal, so we did not have to buy hardly anything which is great for folks who lost basically everything from a home. It will be a new place for our family to gather and to celebrate. I know that for certain. There are three bedrooms, all large so we can accommodate many people. It has a great room type kitchen, living and dining room with a large fireplace. It is in a very, very quiet area of Northern Wisconsin. Did I say quiet???
Out of the ashes of our farmhouse fire came this opportunity for us. We will retire here when the time comes. In the meantime, we know we are privileged and fortunate, yet, with the fire, I do not think we will ever take our cabin for granted. Enjoy a few pictures.
is a great asset in an area known for flying critters!