Kiss of the Sun

Endless Sanctuary, Highlands NC

Whine Spill

If I hear we’ve hit a temperature record in Hot Humid Tampa one more time, I’m going to cover my ears. I don’t know about where you may live, but this has been one hot summer here. I’m dreaming of our cool tree-covered Highlands house-Norton Creek Lodge. I’m figuratively dipping my toes into that ice cold creek and wading up to the noisy busy miniature waterfall.

I’m getting emails and text messages from my adult children–count down time! The latest is an older text photo of my grand-dog Izzy, cooling and drying off near the cool creek next to the Highlands mountain house. Big ole grin on her face. Children can be so cruel…. As if I’m not already counting down the days til our family reunion, my son has to rub it in!

I’m soooo looking forward to a little r & r. There should be a bit of rocking chair time on the forever deck, a bit of checker time (I’ll be so ‘chilled’ that I’ll even let my opponent win!) and a bit of swing time. I think it’s time to find a hammock to string up, too! I wonder, if I swing back and forth, will I spill my glass of wine down time?


August 6, 2010 Posted by | Norton Creek Lodge | 4 Comments

And there was light…

With all that’s going on, I can’t believe I forgot to add a photo of our updated, newly tiled kitchen! Who says you can’t tile a serendipity floor? Hernandez Construction can.

Re-arranging the kitchen cabinets, to move the refrigerator, turned out to be a much more involved project that I thought! It definitely helped to be there to answer questions. We also learned that finding wormy chestnut paneling can be quite an undertaking and as it ‘undertakes’ our wallet. 1-5″ wide piece = $54! We needed 5 to cover the side of the fridge so it’s not the first thing you see when you look into the kitchen. Thanks to the magic fingers and talent of Eutimeo’s oldest son, we have an amazing transformation that doesn’t even look like the cabinets were torn out from the roots!

Looking into what was formerly a very dark kitchen–Let the sun shine in!

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Norton Creek Lodge, Remodeling | Leave a comment