Thank you for this, El! This was probably the best response that I've ever seen on offbeat!
Now on a happy note: Things here have been really busy. We've settled into our new home and even though we downsized in anticipation for retirement,(in 10 years) I ended up purchasing all new furniture. Our other furniture is going to be moved up to our retirement home once it's finished being built.(4 more months) Until retirement, the cabin will be used for our vacations and as a half way point to meet up with the kids and grandbabies. Skiing and snowboarding is only 30 mi. away which is what my kids love most about it!
Congratulations on your new grandbaby, Grace!
What a wonderful new start DD...I wish you every happiness in your new home,
had a glance at your 'motor home' and I could quite cheerfully move into that! lol
Glad your plan materialised, you deserve it.