I took the three girls up to the cabin this past weekend. You never know what you’re gonna get when you go, especially in the spring. When we went to open the cabin last year there were lots of surprises (You Know You’ve Had a Good Weekend at the Cabin When…). This year it was worse. We put a new furnace in last year so we could keep it open all winter but despite that, the pipes froze and burst. Not pretty. The water was all dried up but there was a lot of damage. Is this just a rite of passage for cabin owners? I know there are those who warned us when we got the cabin that it would be nothing but trouble. If everything was smooth sailing what would I have to blog about? (Maybe how great it was to sit by the fire and read in peace…I know that’s a fantasy.) Anyway, the girls were so excited to be at the cabin we decided to stay all weekend anyway…without running water. Not exactly like Survivor (we had a TV and DVD) but I did have to get creative. I’m not sure what life skills this all is teaching me (maybe it is all just divine intervention to convince me to simplify and I keep ignoring the writing ont he wall) but the children…the sweet children that look forward to going to the cabin, how can I disappoint them?
We had a good weekend despite the inconveniences. We went into town when we needed and had fun buying a bunch of different kinds of ice cream to sample all weekend, including breakfast. When it was time to go Cassie protested. She wanted to stay. She equates going to the cabin (they call it “the beach”) with swimming so she wanted to stay until the ice melt off the lake so she could swim. It was cute. Tried to explain the concept of the passage of time but who can really explain that?
The cabin will get fixed. It will be a hassle. I can think of other ways I would rather spend our money but it is what it is. Maybe we can teach our kids to roll with the punches and make the best of “wet” situations.