Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Happy and Sad (but not too sad)
On Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, we went to the tree farm and cut the Oak Hill Lodge Christmas Tree for 2008. It is a perfect combo of 2006 and 2007... taller than 2006 and wider than 2007. We weren't to put her in the stand, then Eric worried it might mishape the branches, so our plans morphed and up she went! No decorations, but gorgeous all the same! We had to disconnect the plumbing as the nights are now getting down in the teens. It is always a sad time as no place is ever quite the same once the water is gone, but the beauty of the Lodge is that it is about a ten minute job to reconnect the water, and despite the wastefullness of dumping a 50 gallon water tank of hot water, I draw a huge comfort in knowing the "turn-off" is not as final as it is at the Cottage at Blackwater Cove.