Friday, October 2, 2009

It's gonna be a good weekend

And I'm reasonably sure of that for a few reasons. First, I drove up to Lakeview last night. Rental season is over and no one was here. Kind of eerie for a few minutes. To be here all alone, just me and 13 empty cabins. I got past that and then it was just peaceful and serene. And about an hour and a half later, friends started arriving. But I was glad I had that bit of time to myself.

It looked really different from the last time I was here a month ago. The water level is way down. If you wanted to go to the marina directly across the lake from us, now you would probably have to walk, kayak, and then walk some more...

Some of our trees were mandated by the forest service to be cut down because they were either dead or diseased. So sad to see those stately trees chopped up and on the ground.

I sure had to do some fancy maneuvering to get my car past this guy so I could unload things into the cabin.

When I woke up this morning and turned on the XM radio, Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" was playing and then I was sure without a doubt it would be a great weekend. I listen to a lot of different music, just about anything but heavy metal. And with a nod to Handel's "Messiah," I still think this piece of music is the absolute best thing written. Ever.

About twelve of us are having "quilt camp." We did it last year so this is officially the second annual quilt camp. Most of my favorite things: sewing, friends, good food.


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