...But hit the ground running!!
Marvel Hill is every bit as beautiful and wonderful as we remember it, and the work that's been accomplished by our amazing contractors is superb!
Amongst my favorites are the carpet upstairs in the bedrooms, and the bookcase surrounding our living room window.
I've succeeded in unpacking all our books (which have NEVER had a real home before this) and carefully placed each in its new home. Believe it or not all our books put together didn't fill our new book case, but I'll tell you... it was wonderful to empty eight or ten rubber maid bins that we've been storing!!! I think the books were glad to get back into the open air too;-)
This week as I have been unburying stuff and finding homes for dear things I haven't seen in a while, the contractors have been quickly framing up the "bath" room, the "toilet" room, and the new pantry (for dry goods, washing machine, and sink vanity). On top of that is an upstairs deck that we walk out on from our bedroom! Ooh la la!! Such luxury!
The children have been working and playing so hard that I don't hear a peep out of them once they fall asleep.
We've seen the mama moose and her calf and I think the calf (or perhaps it is a new one) resides on the fringes of Marvel Hill most of the time. He's been lingering where we see him fairly often.
Add to that the neighbors horses that thundered through the yard today and I don't even think of bears as being a real threat. I just hope my babies don't get caught in a stampede!
As to "have we settled in"?
Lets just say the last seven months in more modern dwellings has sissified me. The first night we were here I woke in the night and need the loo (badly!). I reconsidered upon gazing out into the dark, and even got so far as to set foot off the porch when I turned back.
I just couldn't do it! Too dark. Too quiet. (did I mention dark and quiet?) Dark and quiet isn't bad unless you hear a twig snap!
Anyhoo... You get the idea. I need to thicken my skin some.
All in all we are in love all over again - with the place, with the beauty, with the cabin, with the dark and quiet even.
Now for a Colman camp-style shower under the stars and then sleep.
And yes. We brought in the port-a-potty hassock in. Just in case!
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