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When It Rains, It Pours

One day, we’re going to look back and laugh at these days.

The fact that our two short years in the mountains have already been punctuated by (in this order) the final chapter of an epic drought, a catastrophic wildfire, an unprecedented tree mortality epidemic, and now…

A flood of biblical proportions?

Remember when we went camping at this spot?

Remember when we went camping at this spot?

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DC Do-over

Once upon a time I went to DC in January. I thought it would be fun to visit my sister (then in graduate school) for the presidential inauguration – a super patriotic occasion.

And that was really NOT the greatest idea I’ve ever had…

The National Mall in January is NOT FUN.

The National Mall in January is NOT FUN.

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Into the Vortex

This past MLK Day weekend, we did something I said we would NEVER DO AGAIN…

We went to Michigan in the dead of winter.

Oh, God – it was just like we remembered it from our fateful frozen adventure in January 2013: bitterly cold, dirty, blustery, slippery, gray, and pretty darn depressing. I just don’t get why places like “Michigan in winter” haven’t evolved off the planet by now or something. That seems possible, right?

But yet, there it is, still. Sitting smack dab on the 45th parallel, surrounded by giant fresh water reservoirs that turn all that “chilly air” over Wisconsin and the “Windy City” into “AIR SO F#@%ING COLD IT WILL FREEZE THE FACE OFF YOUR HEAD” as it travels eastward…

Ah, yes. That's Detroit down there, the day before our arrival.

Ah, yes. That’s Detroit down there, the day before our arrival (source).

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Inside/Outside

Well the weather outside is frightful indeed, but the fire – if we hadn’t knocked down our chimney to be seismically safe and could still have one inside – would be so delightful indeed.

Our halls are totally decked and cozified, and we’re juuust about ready to start enjoying our holiday season.

Treeeeee! v.2014

Treeeeee! v.2014

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First Harvest

I’m sure I’ve probably called something ELSE our first harvest by now, but… This one will be way more exciting.

It’s our first RAINWATER harvest, and it’s coming… SOON (hopefully)!

Chances of a rainy, gloomy holiday weekend are GOOD! YAAAYYY!

Chances of a rainy, gloomy holiday weekend are GOOD! YAAAYYY!

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