I think I have fully converted Bruce to the idea of life in the north
country. We were talking through the hole today (remind me to
show you pictures of the hole),and started discussing log cabins.
My great-grandpa planted forty acres of his farmland with white pines,
somehow knowing that it would be profitable and useful to future
generations. I'd brought this up to Bruce in the past, but it hadn't
really sunk in until tonight.
Lisa came over this afternoon to watch Days (of our Lives), and
instead of bringing my long-forgotten knitting book, she brought
two real estate magazines featuring properties from northeastern
Wisconsin. For some reason, after she left, Bruce sparked a
conversation about building a log cabin (home) up here, and how
much money we would save by providing the logs. It's really a
fantastic idea, and I've always thought about it - not in a realistic
sense, but in a "Maybe, someday..." sense. We were looking at
some log cabins (homes) and their websites tonight, and a few of
the designs really struck our fancy:
Of course, I would like to take full credit for this transformation, but I can't. He did it on his own. Wish us luck!
PS: If any of our dear friends wished to build a log cabin (HOME) nearby, we would happily share our secrets with you in order to live near our friends. We would also probably give you a discount on the wood, if you promised to plant equal numbers as you harvested.