Kiss of the Sun

Endless Sanctuary, Highlands NC

Possibilities become probablilties

Can it ever be possible… that one can be exhausted with happiness? I guess it’s better than the alternative. In Highlands it’s an easily ‘catchable’ disease. Not only is the place Nature’s Wonder but we are in the midst of some big physical changes in the house. The last time we did this was 10 years ago when we bought it. I was 10 years younger so ‘happy exhaustion’ was slower in coming!
In this economic environment, remodeling had only been in our dreams. We have the roof to thank. We were originally told it would last 5 years and it went 10… but no more.
We also have Eltimio Hernandez in Highlands to thank. His bid came in so low that it allowed us to do some major remodeling and it keeps continuing. I think my smile reaches from ear to ear because of possibilities becoming probabilities! just incredible. Can smiles ‘break’ if they’ve been up too long?
The previous blog shows the kitchen remodeling–thinking we were almost done. Au Contraire! In a week the floor now comes up for tile and some re-arranging of fridge and cabinets for easier access to the fridge when we have our seasonal closings. It could get tricky because we have a serendipity house with emphasis on ‘dipity’! We have a House With Character, definitely a Mountain House-not cookie cutter!
Are we then done… just wait til September when I Can See Clearly Now… I’ve been waiting for that for 10 years, too!
A photo will follow of the kitchen newly ‘robed’… Hang in there. Better yet-come and rent a week or a month! The weather is cool and magnificent.
PS The bluette is out, the rhodies are blooming and by golly, my walk down the long bedroom hall reveals the 3 leaf, 3 flower petal trillium on the hillside. Mountain laurel should be out our next visit. Come and drink it in.
With a smile this wide I’m going to have to invest in teeth whitener………..


May 31, 2010 - Posted by | Flowers, Norton Creek Lodge, Remodeling


  1. Sounds great. We are looking for a week or two rental, flexible dates. Call me at 926-7560

    Comment by David Henry | May 31, 2010 | Reply

    • You might want to look at and look for 4 bedrooms/Norton Creek Lodge. See what you think about the rates.. That said, I’m sure we can work something out. Thanks bunches..

      Comment by kissofthesun | May 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. I love the Mountain Laurels- they are blooming now- what a beautiful portrait they paint!

    Comment by Jeannie | June 1, 2010 | Reply

    • just Can’t Wait! Eutimio should be by to pickup the key for work on next Monday. We arrive Tues late aft. Have you seen the first phase? We have 2 more to go…. amazing.. still smilin.. and hoping you are too! Great Project Lady!

      Comment by Teri Bauer | June 2, 2010 | Reply

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