Shannon Stacey

Another season comes to an end

Yesterday, we winterized our camper, loaded up the ATVs (and a season’s worth of accumulated debris) and said goodbye for the winter. Some years, I’m ready to be done with the back and forth and bags of very dirty laundry and lists. This year, I got pretty weepy. There was too much going on this summer and fall, and the middle of October came too soon.

The last campfire

The picnic tables are up

Goodbye, camper

Now it’s hibernation time for the boys and I, while my husband’s pacing back and forth in front of the window, waiting for the snow to fly. (He ordered a new sled this year, so if we don’t have early groom-able snow, I might have to break out the handcuffs and duct tape, and put a lock on the basement door.)

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