Cottage opening To Do (or not to do) list

By Penny Caldwell »Penny Caldwell

May 12th, 2009


What do you do when you’re from out of town and you’re bored on the plane travelling to the cottage? You dream, of course. You take  your boarding pass, because it’s a handy scrap of paper, and you scribble out your To Do list. There’s no time to lose once you get to the cottage. And you can’t wait to get there.

As DH and I started making our ’09 cottage lists, I remembered this scrap of paper that we found last year on an uninhabited rocky island where we go to picnic in the summer. DH picked it up, turned it over (there’s a little hand drawing of a tongue-and-groove joint pencilled on the back), and laughed. He said it looked just like one of his own lists.

So what’s on your cottage To Do list this year?


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CL Fan

May. 26, 2009

9:59 pm

When we first bought our cottage, I was overcome with the need to create many "lists", and beginning to feel a little overwhelmed. I remember well the sage advice I received from the wise old cottager next door: "Don't make lists..."


May. 14, 2009

4:47 pm

It seems that our to do list is never ending. As seasons change last years done items become this years to do again. Oh, and then there is the to buy list...


May. 14, 2009

6:47 am

One of the most fun things on my cottage list is always the books I plan on reading. Of course, I never get them all read but it is just fun to think about them and plan. Seriously, we are building a new garage this summer which will also have some sleeping space for our overflowing visitors that come every summer.


May. 12, 2009

7:53 pm

We plan on installing laminate flooring in one of the bedrooms this year.

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