|Road leading to father-in-law's house|
Hello, just checking in here. For the last month we've been living in Utah helping Ls dad. He's 84 and starting to need a little extra help. His condo has 3 stories so lugging groceries up and trash down is getting harder for him.
This is the little cluster of homes where he lives. A couple dozen at most and he is one of about 6 year round residents. Days and days go by without seeing anyone. There is only one thing up here and that is a ski resort. Not a store or any other business at all. 8000 feet of elevation and a little isolated right?!
We have hiked each day in all kinds of weather.
While we rarely see other people we do see tons of wildlife. We came upon this tiny deer who was without its mother. Poor thing was scared to death.
|Our hikes have been spectacular|
I've also been working on freshening up our bedroom. His father moved here 15 years ago and ordered all the oak furniture at one place in one day. So since we know we will be spending more and more time here, I've been hitting up the thrift store down in town. I've found some cool things....
|Blue and white notebook c/o The Polished Pebble - Thanks Kelley|
This little french table was $10. I painted it navy blue and love it. The ginger-jar lamp was $10 and just needed cleaning. The shade was $2 and I added the black ribbon trim.
This little bookcase was in the garage so I painted it black and drug it upstairs. I brought the maidenhair fern from the Country Living shoot with me 700 miles. I just couldn't leave it. So all in all, even though I miss my house, life here has been very quiet and good. I've always fantasized about being a hermit and this is as close as I will probably ever come to it. And I will say...I do like it.