I was at a party at a cottage on Beeds Lake late last year. I just loved the house! It overlooked the lake, had two bedrooms and a huge living room. I volunteered to house sit if she ever needed someone. I got the call this week asking if I still wanted to house sit. I quickly said “Yes!”
There’s no internet at the Lake. I’ve given up television (switched to Netflix) already. This means I’ll work in my home office during the day – and leave at 5 to go house sit at the lake. I’ll have two dogs for company.
At first I was nervous. How would I survive without jumping up and checking email and facebook at night? What if I get snowed in? Will I lose my mind?
Then I started to think. I have this writing I’ve been meaning to do. I’m working on a book and I have an opportunity to apply for a grant to get the writing done. This would be a great time to finish my outline, plans for travel and the grant. Then there’s event I’m planning in Des Moines on May 9th. I could make a lot of phone calls over the 10 days at the Lake. I could have a friend out for supper one night. If the weather cooperates, me and the dogs can go for walks. I could actually spend some time down just thinking. Maybe a little creating.
It’s going to be a wonderful adventure.