Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's a Cold, Driving Day

Looks like I'm going to spend most of the day in the car!  Not my favorite place to be.  Some people love to drive.  I am not one of them!  But it's really, really cold down here in the deep South.

It's not so much that the cold bothers me.  I can always turn up the heat and put on a coat.  It's the pipes I'm concerned about.  Our naked little pipes at the lake are not used to this weather.  They usually have a few spoonfuls of anti freeze in them all winter to keep them safe but not this time.  We could risk it and just see what happens but I'm getting the feeling that's not such a good idea.  So I'm off.

I'm going to turn of the water, drain the pipes, pour in a little anti freeze, give them a kiss and leave.  My sister and I think it's a sign and we'll probably put this little cabin on the market this spring.  It's an emotional thing though.  My dad built most of the cabin himself for mother and him and their retirement and loved every minute of it.  They loved to fish and be outside and they lived only 30 minutes away.  I'm two hours away and even though I love the lake, we just don't go.  Every year we say we are going more but we don't.  It becomes a burden in a way, and an ongoing expense for my mother.

We've debated this issue many, many times since daddy died in 1990.  Mother can't manage it anymore so it's just my sister and me.  Our hubbies are neither one handymen (!) and our sons just aren't that into the lake.  Seems like it's time.  This trip might just do it.

In an hour or two I'm out of here.  I can get there, then down to mother's, pick her up and get back here in about 5 hours total.  Gotta do whatcha gotta do!

I'm taking blankets just in case!


  1. I'm not fond of driving either (or cold for that matter, though we've got plenty of it here!). Drive safe and best of luck on your decision on the cabin. A hard one to make I'm sure.

  2. What a tough decision! My hubby's family had a cabin up in Michigan and when his grandfather died, his mother's sisters wanted to sell even though she didn't. She was forced to sell and regrets it all the time. It was a great place to get together with family and let your hair down...someday, we hope to buy a cabin of our own and start our own family traditions.

  3. Wow, we are hoping to find a small place on a lake in the south when we retire.

  4. Oh girl..... Wish I lived closer, I would go with you and help and I would purchase your little lake retreat! WE love love love the lake and water and we have purchased a camper but would really love to have a little cabin....... I so understand that it is hard to keep up..... Praying your safety for today.. I am guessing you home again...

  5. Good Luck with what ever you decide to do!!

  6. Thanks everyone. I didn't have to go after all. Another family member, closer, drove over to check on it and all is well! We talk about selling. We never do. Probably won't. Come on down!

  7. Sorry I have to moderate comments now due to some scum bag posting disgusting stuff. Such a powerless little soul.

  8. Sorry to hear about the spammers. Aren't they awful?? I moderate my older posts because those are the ones that they seem to hit. Yuck.

    Glad to know you didn't have to do the drive... and glad that you have all those wonderful memories from your cottage! It will be hard to sell it one day, but so special to know your Dad loved it.

  9. Oh how I wish I lived where you live, we would go together.I love lakes! As about spams I received every night a comment linked with a pornographic site!.Since then
    I 've moderated comments. It's a wise thing to do all of us.
    Hope you're having a relaxing andweek-end!
    hugs hugs


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