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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Last Day

This was the scene around the cabin yesterday afternoon. We had gone into Laramie to do laundry and pick up a few last things for the trip home. As we pointed Big Red in the direction of home we could see there was weather moving in. A big low cloud obscured our normal view from sight. Uh oh, doesn't look like rain to me. Sure enough, half way home we encountered snow and the further we went the more it was snowing harder and harder and sticking. The dirt roads were slick and muddy so we took it slow. We got about 2.5 to 3 inches of wet ploppy snow. It was beautiful coming down -- big flakes.

We've seen almost every kind of weather since we've been here from sunny skies and temps in the 70's and even low 80's, to rain, hail and finally snow. It's almost as if the cabin is testing us and throwing everything at us in the almost three weeks that we've been. Almost as if it's asking us are you sure about this?

Here was the view of Bull Mountain this morning.

Today it's windy and in the upper 40's. Most of the snow is now gone. It's hard to imagine that this time tomorrow we'll be halfway through that big ole state of Nebraska, headed home. Funny word -- home. We've come to think of this as "home." Since we made so many changes to the inside of the cabin this year it's going to be even harder to leave. But, leave we must.

We did a good job of eating up most of the groceries that we purchased and used leftover in inventive ways. I'm proud of us! We usually end up giving our condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayo) to a neighbor plus anything else that is still useable and edible. The birds get whatever bread is leftover.

Even though I missed a few entries. like aspen photos and our makeshift gate, I'll publish those once home again. So, this will be my last blog attempt from the cabin. I'll see you back in New Jersey!

Comments:

Yes, the cabin is talking to you, saying “see what you are in for? Are you really ready for this?”  (I suspect you are) What a wonderful trip you’ve had. Love the early snow!

Safe trip home smile

Bigsis, yes I believe the cabin does speak. And yes, I think we are ready. It has been a wonderful stay this time.

Bigsis, yes I believe the cabin does speak. And yes, I think we are ready. It has been a wonderful stay this time.

Well, it’s good that you’re seeing the cabin in all sorts of weather. I’m interested to see what the snow looks like in February!

I haven’t been commenting, but I’ve mostly been following along. smile  This cabin really seems to hold something quite magical for you guys.  How wonderful to know that it’s making sure it’s really what you want, and letting you know it will be waiting for you.  Safe travels…

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