Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Packing up

After spending a wonderful week at this quiet, cozy lodge, we spent the day today cleaning, packing, and getting ready to leave tomorrow.

Bernie spent this week cleaning and organizing the shed, fixing the screen door, installing a new light fixture outside, replacing the electrical outlets inside, hanging rope lights from the porch beams, and fixing the caulk around the kitchen countertops.

Mar spent the week working on her classes and answering student emails, doing laundry, watching the Food Channel to her heart’s content and cooking up a storm. She did a couple of her cooking and baking marathons and now we have extra food packed and ready to eat on the road. Just heat and eat … but be careful when you open the freezer, you may get hit by projectile tupperware …

… and there are rumors that Bernie overdosed on the lemon squares that we were supposed to save for the road, but it’s only rumors after all …

It rained this afternoon for the first time since we’ve been here, which slowed down our preparations a bit. The rain came down in sheets and it was very windy, dark, and grey outside. We had to wait for the rain to stop, and then we got back to packing Bella.

While we were packing, Bernie noticed our fridge was not working properly even though we were plugged in, probably because Bella wasn’t level where she was parked. So we moved Bella to a more level spot and hope the fridge will be working by the time we leave tomorrow.

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