Be it ever so humble
We were supposed to be staying in Lake George this weekend, with the dogs, in a house we had rented. We thought Lake George, being only an hour or so away, would be a nice little get away without having to travel too far, and we wanted to do a trial run taking the dogs away with us.
Alas, it was not to be. Late into the week, we both started to develop cold symptoms. By Friday morning, we were struggling with whether to go at all. We weren’t feeling well and the weather was rainy and damp. We ultimately decided to pack the car and go. When we got there, the house was a complete disappointment and had been completely misrepresented. The three qualities we liked in the advertisement: it was secluded, it was walkable to the village and it had paths and trails to walk the dogs – were inaccurate. The house turned out to be located on a main road, so traffic was driving past it constantly. It was surrounded by houses closer than our own neighbors at home. And it was 10 miles from the village proper. The house itself was…shall we say…not charming or comfy in any way. After a very short debate, we locked up the house and headed back home. We got home, got unpacked, got comfy, and spent the evening watching Buffy episodes, snuggling with the dogs.
This morning, despite feeling worse, I go up, went for a 30 minute walk with the dogs, then headed out to the grocery store with Jeffrey. Now we’re once again snuggled under blankets, with the dogs, watching a marathon of NCIS Season 10 episodes, nursing our respective colds, making ourselves as comfy as possible, under the circumstances.
It may not be the get away we expected but, with no plans to go anywhere or do anything, a house full of (healthy) food, plenty of entertainment, and all the creature comforts of home, it may just be the vacation we needed.