Having been hectically preparing for our holiday excursion back to the wider world, we missed a few posts. So we must go back a few weeks. Monday the 17th, we spent our day in preparation for leaving the cabin for the Holiday week. We had made plans with my family on the east coast for … Continue reading 5. For Once, Then, Something. [Part One.]
Sunday afternoon we had a great moment of success. Zach toiled about in the generator room tinkering with a new tip from the owners. This round, he used a propane tank with a heating element. The thought was that during our cold stint, the generator might need thawing. After finishing up dishes from lunch, I … Continue reading 4. The Sounds of Silence
For the last few weeks we have been living under overcast skies which lay like blankets over the mountains, providing a bit more insulated warmth. While this warmth is treasured, they also bring a black and white hue to everything. Which is not in any way less beautiful, at times it almost seems to invoke … Continue reading 3. Up the Down Staircase
After our first month of pretty much no visitors (aside from the rangers on day three, the Valley County Sheriff to check in, twice, and a quick visit from Zach's parents before the snow hit) we have been enjoying and wading through the experience of isolation. This weekend brought our first visitors. Deadwood lodge is … Continue reading 2. All Things Good and Grainy
There is a lot to learn. Our first week, the battery system went down, and we accidentally put diesel gas into the coolant reservoir in the diesel generator (that charges the batteries and provides electricity). Clearly, our city slicker ways are going to showcase our lack of expertise as quickly and efficiently as possible. This … Continue reading 1. In the beginning, there was light. Until the generator went down.