Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Glow

We bought some lights for Gull Haven.  They are battery operated and light sensing.  As it gets dark, they come on automatically.  So our front and side windows each have their own light, and we don't have to go up there every day to turn them on!

We made the trek up after the snow we had on Friday, and put the lights in the windows.  Each one flickers when it's on the automatic setting.  The house, though empty and cold, now has a bright candle in each window, to let the world know that it hasn't been forgotten.  The lights are a harbinger of Christmases to come!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Storm A Brewin'

We had to run up to Gull Haven this afternoon because a snowstorm is headed this way. We had to drain the water tank just in case it froze tonight. There's no heat in the house, so just in case . . .

The sky was already getting overcast by the time we got there. And now, on our way home, it is starting a slushy rain. We\'re supposed to get 6 inches of snow tonight.

It was cold getting the house settled in for winter, so we stopped by Moody's Diner and had some good, hot and hearty beef barley soup with hot from the oven biscuits with real butter. Oh, yes, I mustn't forget the wonderful, warm gingerbread topped with real whipped cream to go with that hot coffee!

Now, I ask you, is there anything better than battening down the hatches?

Friday, October 28, 2011

The House with the Wrinkled Wall

The house with the wrinkled wall
Stands firmly
And squat
By the sea

The house with the wrinkled wall
Waits quietly
And longs
For me

The house with the wrinkled wall
Wants warmth
And life
To tend

The house with the wrinkled wall
Sleeps still
And gray
Till then

The house with the wrinkled wall
Knows the time
Is soon
To come

The house with the wrinkled wall
Starts a low
But joyful

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Autumn at Gull Haven

We have been in the house a few times just to measure, eat lunch on the steps and watch the water. It has been fun to watch the changing of the seasons. It is time to winterize so the outside pipes do not freeze. Now we have to figure out who will be able to shovel so the workers can get in and out this winter. I can\'t wait to live there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011