Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Christmas at the Cabin, Day -1

We plan to spend about 10 days at the cabin this Christmas season. We will leave tomorrow, Thursday, and come back on New Year’s Day. I thought I’d leave a short post here each day or two to update you on our time at the cabin.

Over the past couple of days, we’ve been preparing for the stay. We made a “provisioning” trip up there last weekend, delivering wrapped presents, nonperishable foods, clothing, etc. Since there are quite a few snow drifts and the driveway is under about 2 feet of snow, we had to get the plastic toboggans out of the shed and haul the stuff in that way. Also, it had been cloudy and still and very, very cold. So, the heater in the cabin, set to 55°, had been running a lot and the batteries were almost depleted. That is worrisome since we will be moving in on empty batteries instead of full! Let’s hope for some warmer temperatures, a sunny day, and a good breeze today!

We worked on a meal plan, figuring out what we would eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire stay. Then, we make a long list of needed ingredients and finally consolidated that to get a shopping list. Today, we will go shopping and buy all the perishable foods which we will haul up to the cabin in a large cooler in the back of the truck (with the 3 cats and 7 dogs). I’ll put the Yakima pod on top of the Suburban and we’ll load it up with other items like clothing, last minute gifts, etc.

We hired Larry Martin to use his John Deere tractor to open up the roads and our driveway. He’ll probably do that today, so we should have smooth sailing all the way to the cabin door tomorrow.

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Posted under: Cabin News • by Rick on 12/21/2005 at 08:03 AM
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  1. All groceries are bought and sorted. Clothes are packed. The pod is on the truck. Last minute Christmas shopping is done. We are ready to pack and go!

    Posted by Rick  on  12/21/2005  at  06:12 PM

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