Monthly Archives: December 2014

Leaving the Cabin Until Spring

We woke fairly late today, around 9am, although Dennis was likely up earlier. He went for a tour of the land while I built up the fire and when he came back we were thoroughly awake. I made them the … Continue reading

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Visitors

I spent a lot of today in anticipation. I was waiting for Dennis the girls at arrive and trying to guess which daughter would not be coming. I was concerned about being near the creek to help them but I … Continue reading

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Preparing for Visitors

It was sunny all day today, which is kind of what I’d expected when I came to the bush. Instead this is the first day of sun. I went for a walk to the stream but spent most of my … Continue reading

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Back in the Cabin

On the third day with not enough sleep, I was looking forward to getting back to the cabin, although I wasn’t overjoyed about fording the creek. As it turned out, we got underway late, spent some time with Dennis’ parents, … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Family

It had rained heavy in the night before Christmas so the snow was nearly gone when I got up at 9am. We hung out through the day and watched the kids open presents and then chatted while the two sets … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve with Two Families

I knew that Dennis was coming today at 3pm, so I did little this morning beyond prepare to leave and consider what I needed to take out of the bush. I am joining the family Christmas for the first time. … Continue reading

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Is it Better to be Social for Christmas?

It’s warm this evening and a storm is blowing in apparently. Freezing rain tomorrow and Christmas day, which makes me a bit concerned about getting back here. I felt like I should spend Christmas with the family since they seemed … Continue reading

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Family Time in New Brunswick

I got up and prepared for the grocery trip to Woodstock and, as it turned out a shopping day with Kim and Katie and Erin, and then helped Dennis install the belt on his van when I got back. When … Continue reading

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Nasty Emails and Pleasant Families

I went out of the bush today at 2pm, having spent the morning letting the fire go out and packing what I needed. Crossing the stream was easier than I thought, with the garbage bags wrapped around my feet and … Continue reading

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Getting Wet in the Winter

You wouldn’t think that a shower in the icy cold greenhouse would be that nice, but I thought again today how it was at least as pleasant as other showers I have had in the UK, for instance, where the … Continue reading

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