Come walk with me where green things grow lush and deep within the woods of Buck Mountain!
After this morning’s washing machine flood fiasco, I just had to get OUT of the cabin and get away from all of the things that were fried or blown, and wet….I was mostly holding my breath, waiting for the next shoe to drop, and I decided that a walk would be just what this girl needed.
So out we went.
Sadie LOVES going on walks in the woods – she gets all happy and chipper, and comes down with a huge case of what we call “The Zoomies” I have never seen a dog with such out and out utter joy at being able to run.
It’s amazing how everything has greened up and leafed out in the past 3 weeks or so since I’ve been up to Buck Mountain.
Take a look at my girl on the go:
Come on mom, what are you waiting for?!?
There are miles of trails similar to this all over the mountain, which is one of the reasons we purchased the cabin there. It’s not a “manicured, paved and maintained” type of place..but it is perfect for those of us who love a bit of wilderness on our getaways and don't mind a bit of mud on our running/hiking shoes --
You can see what a lot of rain we have had lately, it has carved huge ruts in the trails as the water wound its way downhill ---
There are creeks and rivulets everywhere!
These ferns were not even up 3 weeks ago!
The summer heat will have them growing lush and tall, carpeting the forest floor all over the mountain side.
More streams – the sound was delightful and just what I needed!
After the rains pass, and the lightning storms and damage are over…the sun still shines!
We are home –this weekend has been a real trial, and I know people are helpful but it got to the point where I turned off email notifications and facebook and just couldn’t read people’s opinions on what I should have could have done differently, or what I should or must do in the future and so many people giving up their helpful opinions on how to best run my life is too much too much too much for me to listen to right now.
If lightning strikes a house, no amount of expensive surge protectors are going to help you. They all fried, and yes we had them. That’s all I’m going to say ---We will deal with it one thing at a time. Of course this all happened on a weekend and we were extra lucky to get a phone guy to come on a Saturday. Try to find an electrician on a weekend? Just wasn’t happening in such a rural area so we will get a call in this week and the DH will have to deal with it while I am out of town.
We may be lucky in one area – the washer/dryer and other appliances are covered by our one year home warranty which is not up until July. Those we can claim on.
The kitchen floor may have to be replaced due to water damage. The carpet may have to be replaced due to water damage. But we will handle one thing at a time. In our own way.
And now it’s time for me to pack up a Trunk Show and get it ready to head for the airport to fly off to Los Angeles at 4:15am tomorrow morning.
Have a great evening ,everyone!