Barracks life...will be an adjustment, (communal kitchen, bathrooms and living area, but we are alone right now.) as was the mobe.(Go to my first months of blogging for life in the mobe posts.) With a little bit of scrubbing, sweeping and scrapping we will be sterilized for comfy living. We do NOT have internet....said with a shaking voice. Thankfully, the new public library is 5 miles from where we are staying. No doubt we will be on a first name basis shortly.
Day 7:Picture perfect 80 degree days abruptly changed for 47 and raining. It's still a vision of loveliness as the clouds peek-a-boo behind the dark mountains. Marveling at the grand scenery makes morning coffee with my husband that much better.
While replacing someone else's dirt for our own we've managed to settle into the barracks. In all honesty, it wasn't as dirty as my little white gloves wanted to think. Although, I 'm still wearing shoes everywhere I step, it's mostly a mind game I need to deal with. The generosity and friendliness everyone around us has shown brings only thoughts of gratitude. To top it off, there are numerous apple trees on the grounds which only means yummy apple goodness to come. (Pies, crumbles, sauce) Too bad I couldn't bring my canning stuff.
We are filling our days with long drives on heart stopping narrow mountain roads, good books, school work (my husband), hikes, visiting "old" friends and making a few new ones. There is a nice tv with a vhs/dvd player, so our nights are spent in the company of Hollywood's finest.
If only I could share with you the beauty of the star filled night skies, the sound of the river and the sight of a majestic bald eagle in flight. I write in hopes of capturing a few of these special moments and passing them on to you.
(These are the last two emails I sent to some family and friends. I hope this answers a few of your questions, but feel free to ask me to fill in some of the blanks you might have.) More soon.....