Message - Re: a REAL cabin experience - in a blizzard

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Posted by  JWmHarmon on September 21, 2002 at 20:03:34:

In Reply to:  a REAL cabin experience posted by Jenny on September 21, 2002 at 12:00:47:

I once owned a cabin in rural Ohio, USA, that was originally a two room cabin by a small river - more of a large creek than a river. This cabin had an addition that provided an eat-in kitchen, a small half bath with shower stall, and an oil burning funace. The original cabin had only a fireplace for heat.

One year we had a blizzard. I was snowed in until the National Guard dug out the road a few days later. When the power went out I relied on the fireplace for heat. I conserved on hot water, using only what was absolutely necessary from that stored in the hot water tank. I cooked over the open fire in the fire place. I read by firelight.

I loved it! This was truly the joy of cabin life. Then the power was restored and life returned to "normal."

If I knew then what I know now, I would have never sold the cabin by the little river.

I am not sure that there are many people who would appreciate the "cabin life" that you want them to experience. I have a friend who thinks he is roughing it when he takes a trip in his $80,000 motor home. You may find that there is a very limited market for the cabin life of fifty to a hundred years ago.

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