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They Will Need to Change Plans

They Will Need to Change Plans

“Is it International Choke a Bureaucrat Day? …Because it sure feels like it” was my first thought when the bureaucrat at the county office told me that if we put a 12×12 addition on our cabin for a bathroom it would no longer qualify as an “accessory dwelling” according to the county zoning ordinance. That would mean we would have to take it down or alter it so it was no longer a dwelling in order to build another primary…

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A Bear Will Come to Visit

A Bear Will Come to Visit

One day last summer I found this little guy knocking at our front door. I don’t know how he got there. We have a pond that’s about halfway between our cabin and the road and then a river on the other side of the cabin. Either way, he was a good distance from water. A couple days later I was in the house by myself when I heard a knocking near the front door. Thinking that the turtle had come…

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2017 A Year in Review

2017 A Year in Review

2017 was the year we jumped into this adventure with both feet. We’re doing it. We’re living in our cabin and making our home here. We have had lots of changes and have learned a lot. This time last year we were packing up our house in town, preparing to be in a friend’s wedding, attending many family Christmases—all around the same time! We’re so happy to have a year under our belts pursuing something that was only an idea…

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They’re Going to Have the First of Many Adventures

They’re Going to Have the First of Many Adventures

Less than a week after closing on our cabin and months before moving in or insuring it, a huge windstorm blew through. We are talking our-house-in-town-being-without-electricity-for-a-whole-week-in-the-aftermath-of-this-storm huge. After the obstacle course of debris on my way to work, working all day (my office is conveniently located in one of only two neighborhoods in the area that had power that day) and going out for dinner since we didn’t have a working refrigerator or stove we went to go check out…

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They’ll Want an Ice Pack to Go with It

They’ll Want an Ice Pack to Go with It

We’ve had many encounters with bugs during our time at the cabin but this story took place at the beginning, months before we moved in. I went through the pictures to jog my memory and wow, I had forgotten how bad it was! Here it is: a bug story. It was a beautiful summer Saturday at the cabin. We had just closed on the property and were reveling in the start of a new adventure by spending a day at…

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