Back from a very restful week at "The Camp" as they refer to the house on the coast in Maine. Too funny because it's 3 bedrooms and 2 baths...well 3 if you include the original little brickhouse shithouse. It was just to grand and I hummed ....Aw, she's a brickhouse...shake a down now, shake a down...yep come on you all know the words just admit it. Anywho, the camp has no tv, no telephone, no Internet or even get this, cell phone coverage....it was heaven on earth! I really did leave everyday life behind and unwind. I'd move there in a heart beat or as Mark said probably until the first big snowstorm then I'd be hightailing it back to Georgia. Mark surprised me with a Kindle for my birthday...something I never even knew I wanted :) What a guy! I read 2 books while I was gone and stitched to my little hearts content. It's amazing how much you can get done when you don't have tv, Internet or phones to distract you. The camp has been in Rich's family for 64 years and started life as a 1 room cabin and it's grown a lot since then but it's retained all the charm of that 1 room cabin. It's even got a stuffed moose head mounted on the wall and recessed nooks everywhere just overflowing with stuff. You might see an antique clock sharing space with a stuffed squirrel, old books nested up to rusty old chains, keys and locks. I swear everyday I saw something that I had overlooked before. I got up every morning to watch the sun come up across the water, listen to the squirrels gathering the winter grub and watch the sea gulls....Mark missed all that because he was a sleepyhead but I loved every minute of watching the world around us wake up every morning.
We saw so many old places that I'd have loved to have owned, went to many antique stores and ate lots of lobster. We even did our own one night at camp. It was yummy but a lot of work. We did splurge and rent a Camero to drive while we were there so Mark didn't mind going so many places since he could at least enjoy the drive. He was shocked (and frankly so was I) because I sure didn't buy much. I got a early 1900's cast iron mailbox that is chippy white painted and I'm gonna put flowers in it for the mantle but that was all I really bought. He had already checked on shipping costs for large furniture, ect but I just wasn't in that kind of mood! It's so funny to see what is popular with collectors from other regions and what is...well dirt cheap here is high $$$ there. Everything I bought could be carried on in my suitcase. Well, almost everything because I did try to smuggle a jar of blueberry, hot pepper jam back but they busted me. The lady said just go back and check that bag then you'll be able to take the jam home...ahem NO! That would cost $25 and that was almost triple what the jam was worth....get real lady!
If I can ever figure out this blogging stuff, I'll post pics and change over to a stunning background like the rest of you not so computer challenged people do. Maybe one day I'll actually have or rather take the time to figure it out. Well I'm really suppose to be working on a spreadsheet for work tonight but I'm doing what I do best...procrastinating so I'll close for now.
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