Never Ending List 2019

We purchased our house and cabin in 2018 – the house got a lot of attention…..with good reason.  We really wanted to live in it.  This year will hopefully have a better balance between the two locations.

So here we go


  • Last piece of drywall and trim in the bathroom.  get it to 100% done
  • Trim out the built ins
  •   Replace last 3 windows on the front of the house
  •   Finish trim in the house (affected by the last windows)
  •   Roof – update to metal
  •   Siding is in our garage waiting to be installed
  •   Addition!!
  •   Landscaping, parking area


  •   Re- wire
  •   Reinforce the foundation
  •   Re-work the front porch
  •   Non- lake water
  •   Parking area

We were very successful on our 2018 list and I hope that we are just as dedicated to getting this one done as well.  At the beginning of the year, it is so great to be able to congratulate yourself on a job well done, but also look forward to see where you are going and where you hope to be in the future.  not gunna lie – I am really looking forward to the time when the major construction projects are behind us…..hahahahahaha Wish us luck!


It took a very long time but it’s ours.

A tiny bit of backstory:  We always knew that we would end up in North Dakota.  Both Dave and I thought it would be closer to retirement, but we always kept an eye on the job openings…..and here we are 🙂  A large factor in our decision, is the proximity to the lake.  Dave and I are lake people.  He has had a dream of having a cabin on water since he was a kid.  I added that to my bucket list the first year he took me to Lake Metigoshe when I was 23.

We finally made the dream come true and this original little 1930’s lake cabin is ours.

I get a little misty when I think of how we can host our friends and family at the lake during the summer months. Even more so when I think of the memories that we have begun to accumulate with the girls there.

One of the best thing about the cabin, is the location- directly across from the island that puts off Fourth of July fireworks.

During high summer it gets busy at the lake but come fall, it’s very serene.

Our hearts are full and oh, so happy to call this place ours.

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