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Shell Cottage Gets A Review

By , September 2, 2017

Well, gang, I finally did it. I spent the night in my cottage!

Encouraged by the positive review of a friend who stayed there for several nights this summer, I made up the bed, relocated a large spider, and gave it a try.

Even with the messy state of both floors, it was a wonderful experience. I stayed cozy and comfortable all night. In the morning, the upstairs floor felt almost warm, and the downstairs floor only a little chilly in bare feet. I had fresh air and more light than I’m used to from the windows, and a (different) million-dollar view in the morning.

What a way to start the weekend!

Mountains in the morning light, framed with branches.

The view from the sleeping loft. (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger)

Now I’m inspired all over again to get the cottage ready for living in. Since my original plan to stay in the cabin until the cottage was ready has resulted in an out-of-sight,-out-of-mind style stagnation, I’m planning to try moving over there as an incentive to finish the project. Upcoming projects include buying outdoor storage totes (one of those previously mentioned storage solutions, see July Cottage Updates) and moving stuff off the floor, modifying and moving my bed frame, and possibly moving the dresser over there.

July Cottage Renovation Updates

By , July 5, 2017

Cottage work slowed almost to a halt over the winter (see The Many Lives of Shell Cottage). Cottage writing slowed even further! Here are a few things that have happened since I last wrote:

Most of the downstairs walls have been canvassed. I’m very, very pleased with how this is turning out. The cottage feels lighter and cleaner, despite the piles of boxes on the floor.

Canvas drop clothes make great wall covering (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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