OK, since I was taken ill and have recovered very nicely and feel I am back to my good old self, I feel I may have made some hasty decisions. For the past week, I have pretty much sat around and have done a lot of thinking and have decided what my future will be from here on out. I am not selling my remote cabin but, come Spring and much of the Summer, I will add on to it and make it more livable and comfortable for permanent residence. I also came to the conclusion that since I retired and have spent so much time on the road system, that has caused me to make some bad decisions and has been hard on the way I am used to living. I am not sure what I will do with the town cabin yet but, it will play a small roll in my life.
I do know that I can't leave the town cabin vacant for to long because of theft or vandalism. So, I am toying with the idea of finding someone who would like to stay at my town cabin and keep an eye on it and make repairs or some other kind of work around there. In return, that person will live there free of charge but, in a separate very small comfortable cabin, also willing to give me a hand at the remote cabin now and then. This person must be a jack of all trades.
This would be a great opportunity for someone wanting to experience Alaska or someone here who needs a place to stay. I will let this person know, it will not happen without close a close background check.
I'm feeling good and getting anxious for Spring and Summer to get here so that I can get started. As I stated, I am making changes. Most everyone knows I don't like clutter and so, I started to declutter and downsize all the stuff I have accumulated over time that I really don't need. I did start with the huge futon I bought as well as one of my chairs. Which has freed up my cabin of clutter. My intention is to make it a real cabin.
This futon took up half the cabin when pulled out and it was almost half the length of the cabin.
AFTER: sure makes a difference, as for the cot, I moved it back out, to uncomfortable and took up to much space. Back to sleeping on the floor which is better.
By moving the table, I am not bumping into it when doing stuff in the kitchen.
To me having more space makes sense. I had been feeling cramped and closed in. Many of you remember this stove I bought and I decided to take it up to the remote cabin so, I put it outside under the polebarn until I took it up. One of the legs sunk into the ground and froze there. I tried to pry it out and broke it so, hauled it inside to work on it.
I used two coats of JB Weld on it
I let it sit for a couple of days, set it on the floor and it worked. That is until I took it back outside and when I sat it down, it broke again. I will have to take the foot to get welded the right way. Oh well.
Last night I decided to get the grill going and grill some chicken, I do like grilled chicken. Sorry about the serious look, hopefully I will get my glow back soon,LOL
It sure feels good to get back to real cooking and enjoyable dinners. This was from the night before, Moose Burger with fried potatoes and good ole canned Cranberry Sauce, LOL. I like mustard
I suppose that is it for now, Anyway, I feel great and am excited to get on with my plans. I do plan to post more often and keep you informed on a regular basis as to what is going on. Take care.