Monday, January 29, 2007


These are pictures of the view from our cottage - back and front. Yesterday it started snowing in the morning and everything looked so pristine and beautiful. Unlike at home in the city where soon after the snow falls, it starts to look dirty and slushy. Things stay pure and white for a much longer time out in the country. We spent the weekend painting again. All doors and trimwork are finished now - on the first floor at least. Next time we will be staining the railing and newel post. We also now have a bed! No more sleeping on the floor on air mattresses. That is a HUGE improvement. The place is starting to look more like a home everyday. Sometimes it is hard to leave and go back to our home to our other house. It still is hard for me to believe this dream has actually come to fruition. What seemed like such an impossible dream, one that would never actually become a reality, has now been attained. The lesson here is to never give up on your hopes and dreams...when the time is right, everything will fall into place.


Anonymous said...

Jeanne, I also live in Illinois. (Gurnee) such an exciting time with the Bears in the Super Bowl! I don't know how I got the link to your blog, but your work is beautiful. May I ask where your "cottage" is? We, too, dream of having a getaway that is close enough for weekends. Your cottage is darling!

PJ said...

What an encouraging post (esp. for me and my upcoming move)beautiful snow and I bet it's peacefully quiet. what is the split of time between houses?

Lilli in Vancouver said...

Good thing to remember, indeed. I think it would take me a while to wrap my brain around feeling 'at home' in two different places. My family never did have a cottage or summer home, though

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