Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sometimes You Just Have To Dream

I am normally not a dreamer, but 2014 has started out as a really crappy year.  The cold temps are one thing but there also have been a number of strange illnesses in our family.  Recently we were sitting looking out at the wildlife and the cold.  We were trying to think of something fun to think about (at least I was).  I had a couple of bright ideas.  My husband just looked at me with not much expression.  I have been married for 45 years, so I know what he is thinking.  He was thinking "and who is going to do all this work?".

See this wonderful old garage.  We use it for a workshop, but only in the summer.  In the winter it is cold and crowded with 'stuff'.

I think we should convert this cute little garage into a guest cottage.  It is about 25 feet by 15 feet.  It would need a lot of work, and it wouldn't have a bathroom.  It does have electricity.  I think we could have a little outhouse nearby for those who want to rough it.  Those who would want the conveniences of indoor plumbing, we have a couple of bathrooms available in our house.  I need an architect or at least a piece of graph paper to do some planning.  Any suggestions are welcomed.

I got a little more response with this next idea.  We have a terrible lawn.  The last two summers we have had very little rain.  As a result any grass we had has burned up and all we have is weeds.  I have blogged about a spring fed pond on our property.  It is quite deep and has never frozen in the bitter cold temperatures we have had this winter.  My idea is to tap into that water for a sprinkling system.  We could pump water for watering the grass.  I don't even know if that is legal because of the strict DNR laws, but I want to find out.  I'm probably living in a fools paradise, but don't we all.

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