Cabin back

I started using the term cabin back early in my career, and alas, now that we have a cabin I find I too suffer from this malady.  It’s not so much that our bed at the cabin is uncomfortable, but it is queen size, and at home of course we have king size.  Add to that two kitty cats with two adults and let’s just say it’s a tight fit.  With no air conditioning it’s an even tighter fit.  I also do a fair amount of pet yoga in my sleep, move a leg around this cat, arm around that one, try and roll over.  In any case I know that I need an adjustment badly after a stint out in the bush.   I can only imagine that with everyone else’s summer travels, camping on camper mattresses that are not that thick, sleeping in a tent on an air mattress that slowly deflates and then you wake up on the ground (yup I’ve done all this stuff too), that you all are in need of some care.    Please call and come in this week as this is my week at home before heading back to the cabin next week (but I will be in Monday and part of Tuesday next week as well).

In this week’s garden report- we had our first few red robin tomatoes when we got home from the lake today, and our first pea.  Yup just one pod ready.  I also picked a straggler asparagus.  The garden looked thirsty but looking at the clouds I refused to give in, and mother nature took care of that around 4 pm.

In this week’s wild animal report my hubby reports seeing a doe and her fawn walk right through our yard at the lake.  On the ride home today I saw a “flock” of wild turkeys in the bush, gathered in a circle I think- like they were having a meeting.

Look forward to seeing you this week!

Of Diffusers and Doors

Some of you who were in to see me for the first week in the new space know that I had an issue with a few of the doors not closing after we moved in.  Ricky came by (carpenter) and took a look, said he’d come back after we were done for the night and fix.  On Thursday night he tried to call me- I was on the road to the lake already- and with poor cell service at the cottage I wasn’t able to connect with him until Friday morning.  What he told me blew my mind- my little young living diffuser that I had been running to help get rid of paint fumes was actually causing the doors to swell so that they no longer fit!  Whaaattt?  This blew my mind.  Because the doors are new they absorb more moisture and swell more.  So for those of you running diffusers at home, if you have new construction or a new door put in anywhere beware!  It might very well mess with your door being able to close properly.

In other news we somehow made the drive out Thursday night, meaning it feels more like a bit of a rest with 3 nights at the cottage.  On the way there we saw a wild turkey right by the colony south of Elie where we usually see them, and a fox a little further south on the 248 just north of Fannystelle.   At the point not far from our cabin we saw a woodchuck.    It was a hawwwttt weekend at the cabin with no A/C and only 2 fans.  Thankfully beach time happened, and a boat ride- only times I felt cool on Saturday.  I hope you all managed to stay hydrated and cool this weekend, or in the water somewhere.  It’s really important to just keep drinking water, to check on your little people and keep them hydrated, and to check on seniors in your life to make sure they’re drinking lots of water too.  I guess we’ll see what the weather brings this week.

For those who are curious the brussel sprout plants are still alive at this point- and I’m hopeful we will actually get something out of them!  Rest of my garden is sort of there- not my best year not my worst.  Red robin tomatoes are waiting to ripen up- let’s hope so- I spend a fortune on baby tomatoes at the store.   Have a great week everyone!