Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dream House

This past Labor Day weekend I had the opportunity to take the kayak out on the creek. 
There is nothing more relaxing than kayaking. 
OK, maybe a warm bubble bath is slightly more relaxing, but kayaking is good for getting away from your head for a little while and working out those issues with some enjoyable exercise.  And there isn't anything I need more than to drown my brain in copious amounts of alcohol get out of my head. 
This time I managed to take a camera with me, but only the old one I let the Brat Child play with.  I've had a few instances where I've fallen out of the kayak into 20+ feet of water, so I didn't want to take my nice camera with me.  I didn't fall out this time, but I can pretty much guarantee that if I had my nice camera I would have flipped the kayak. 
Unfortunately, there's a reason why I let the Brat Child play with the camera I took along.  It's crap.  Still, I managed to capture some shots of the creek that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to. 
While poking around and just enjoying a warm day on the water, I noticed a house peeking out of some trees along the waterline.

I've been on this creek all my life and I can't say that I remember ever noticing this house.  It has certainly been there the entire time I've been there and then some.  Intrigued that there was something "new" for me to check out on a creek I know like the back of my hand, I moved in closer.

And when I moved in closer, I knew that when I win the lottery I am so buying this house. 

I imagine that my bedroom would be located where those top windows are looking over the water.  And when it rains, I could stay in bed and listen to it on the tin roof and watch the storm move up the river.
And I'd have all my "Blisters" over for wine on the huge screened in porch that also looks out on the water.
It is unfortunate that I was afraid unable to get a close up of the house
(some paranoia about being chased down by angry homeowners in a power boat vs. my kayak)
But I did get a shot of the cool piece of driftwood at the water's edge.
It reminded me of a very large "Thing" from the Adam's Family. 
This house has everything, screened porch, tin roof, view of my creek and a wooden armless hand.


  1. Looks like my kind of place! I can see us hanging out on that porch now! Love that driftwood!

  2. I can't WAIT to hang out on your porch:)

  3. Will cut grass at your lovely new home for free access to this very close-by weekend getaway. We could definitely work out a deal...

  4. Wow. That truly IS a beautiful house in a great location.

  5. it really is a great house even though you can't see much in the photos. Next time I head out in the kayak I'll be brave enough to snap some better photos