|Mr. L's painting of our cottage view.|
My folks would use the cottage during the workweek, and we would use it on the weekends. And then when my Dad cut down on driving on expressways, they would come with us. We had a lot of fun doing yard sales together and hanging out at Happy Hour.
I always feel sad leaving the cottage to face those icy winds that travel across the lake from Canada. Even though it's only 40 miles from Rochester, tt snows a LOT MORE at the cottage, When the snow is coming down an inch an hour and the wind is howling, I often think of our little cottage sitting there all alone and freezing. I find myself going through my pictures and long for the spring when we'll return to pick up all the sticks that have fallen in the yard, rake up the pine needles we missed the fall before, and haul out the chairs on the deck.
It's only October but already I'm thinking about May.