We have a Plan!

It's been a while and it took some doing but..... WE HAVE A PLAN!!!! The latest was a total winner -as near to perfect as possible. It absolutely covers everything I need, want and will be so beautiful. This is similar to what it will look like.  

It will be peaked with a mezzanine on the second storey but the peak is offset on one side to create a covered porch. In the future I will build a second deck off of the mezzanine that will look to the lake. 

The covered portion faces south and the upper upper portion faces north towards the lake. It's really a brilliant plan that is so uncomplicated that it boggles my mind. How can something so simple can be so bloody genius? I really wanted something where the "form followed function" and here it is. So perfect. Here are Jean's actual drawings. 

 

 

And here's where it's going. Clearing starts next week and the piles go in...

 

The biggest surprise in this plan is that it's not 400 sf as we had originally aimed for... it's over 700 with the loft. OMG! WTF am I going to do with all of that space? My first thought was great! The cats can run!  And into things other than walls. Yay!!!

Like they ever do that....

 

That's a standard afternoon for Karma. I am considering a kitty sleep apnea machine...

 I spent an evening with the idea of 700 sf and I was stressed... I live daily in an area that is less than 400 sf (besides the walking back and forth between those spaces), what am I going to do with all of it? It came to me quickly.....

I'm going to share it. With the people that I love, with the friends and family that I was worried I couldn't find room for, and with the people that I wish I could be closer too. How ironic that now I have enough room to be close to the people that I want to be close to....I've said it before and it probably applies here, sometimes  my life is more complicated than need be.  I love being alone and that's partly why I'm creating this place but I am so completely fortunate to have so many people that want to share in this experience with me and I know that.  My girlfriend Shannon came and picked blueberries with me... we made a day of it... and she HATES BUGS, I think a grasshopper almost killed her. It was hot too. She's fair like the underside of all things sweet and pure - I have no places on me even slightly like that. That's a true friend and I can't wait to give her and the many other people in my life like her a cool place to sit with a gin and tonic by the lake... squeeze of lime and gobs of bug spray. We can swim in love but not the lake... good enough. That extra space feels a bit magical right now. I plan to use it well. 

This is lovely Shannon by the lake. It was one of the best days that I had this summer.  

     

 

 

I'm feeling very nostalgic right now as an old friend died suddenly last week and I am sad. Roger was my sister's ex husband, the father of my niece Katie and nephew Aaron and one of the first men that I remember in my life being significant other than fatherly-types. He was a very good man and a great dad. My niece and nephew are beautiful people and I know that he had as much to do with that as my sister. I'm glad that he and the family stayed close and never took the estranged roles that they could have with divorce. He left behind a beautiful wife and step children who loved him as much as his own did and that's a testament to his strength and kindness. I feel lucky to have had him in my life growing up and he was very excited about Spirit Moose when we last talked this summer... I am inviting him to come by anytime. I hope that the people that he loved that are still in this life can join him.  

 

Thanks as always for joining me on this adventure. Bugs and love to all of you....