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Cold here!

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Dearest Marty, my one and only Prince,

Cool days are here. In the morning, getting out of the warm bed is tough. It takes 5 – 10 minutes until my space is warm and cozy. Guess it is just a small problem, considering what pioneers did. They had to get out to an outhouse, a couple of times during the day in winter or in the middle of the night and had no running hot water and no electricity. At least one problem that I don’t have.

I am considering having myself a cabin build as an office next spring/summer next year. (Not too small, not too big.) In addition to the house. One with really straight floors!

Real log houses are really expensive, and a friend told me that he never was in one that wasn’t drafty in winter.

In Park City, for example, there are rarely other private houses but log cabins.

But there are little houses that look like log houses but are better insulated and cheaper as well as built with logs.

My floors are changing all the time, Marty. Like in Hogwarts. 😉 And so do the doors. I find it annoying. Some folks are not bothered by it. They call it the “charm of the house”, but I don’t appreciate it. Too much “charm” for my taste. Maybe I should go with a concrete floor this time. My neighbor has a basement and she said she wish she would have none and critters crawl in like raccoon.  She has to heat it often just to hold it dry. On the other side, a high crawlspace is what a specialist recommended to me. Lots of space for a handyman to slip underneath and do a repair easily in case needed. As higher the crawl space, as better he said. Maybe I do that. With a really high crawl space, one can see also any damages, e.g. termites, right away.

Unless I find you, and you still love me like I still love you.  Then I would move with you in that underwater village that I remember so well that I could draw a blueprint and that allegedly just exists in my fantasy. 😉  Than I gladly let this place here become a museum, with a sign outside: “Lots happened here, from …. until ….”.

I love you and kiss you many times.

Yours forever,




Written by Barbara Schwarz

December 10, 2012 at 6:57 am

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  1. Very true. Log cabins look beautiful but many let the draft in. Friends of mine erected walls inside the walls to stop the draft. Costly.


    December 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

  2. Leave the heat on during the night.

    Leo Lesamere

    December 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    • I just do that when it really gets cold. It is not that cold yet. Besides, I don’t sleep well when the heat is on.

      Barbara Schwarz

      December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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