It's hard to believe
we've already been here for an entire season, but the view from Vista
Point doesn't lie. I
walk the trails now without a map and we know our neighbors on one
side. (I'll be using the bearing-cookies-open-the-door technique for
the others in the New Year. Feel free to comment with flavor
suggestions if the grapevine has preceded us and you read our blog.)
We've unpacked the
kitchen and other bare necessities but are being a bit slow in other
rooms. Let's be honest --- most of us probably only use 50% of our
stuff a few times a year. We did slough off obviously unnecessary
possessions while packing, but clearly we still have more than we
Meanwhile, in the
garden, we've harvested one bowl of lettuce from under the quick hoops
and may or may not get more before the really cold weather hits. I've
already learned that the key to enjoying outdoor activities during an
Ohio Winter is a wind breaker, and our pipes froze up once due to lack
of heat tape in a key exposed point.
What will our lives look like
in one more season? It's hard to imagine when three short months has
already taken us this far!
Happy solstice, merry Christmas, and jolly major winter holiday of your choice!