Rachel Here ;) . . . . . . .I’m Baaack!!!

Hello friends and neighbors, it feels like it has been ages!

Well, as my loving brother and niece have probably told you, are anniversary getaway did not turn out as planned. This is putting it mildly I might add. It was a one surprise after another starting with the fact that my mother and father-in-law rented us a cabin for us to get away. Amazing right? I never would have signed up for the read-a-thon if I didn’t think I was going to be able to finish it, but the cabin in the woods where we spent our honeymoon was calling.

I don’t want to get into too much because a) I am dog tired – it’s a little after 3am here in the Buckeye State and we got home about two hours ago – and b) where does one start to retell this story? If any of you have seen the new Evil Dead, the scene in the rain where the road is washed out – that movie’s got nothing on what we have seen.

Rain Filter Added. Camera Didn't Do It Justice.

Rain Filter Added. Camera Didn’t Do It Justice.

Do I start with the water in the lake rising, eventually coming up under the cabin, which is built on pillars? Do I start with the other cabin dwellers canoeing back and forth between cabins because he lost power and had to share food? Do I start with the kindness of the innkeeper whole paddled us to a pay phone a mile away to call our loved ones?

I am getting too far into this. Need to prioritize a bit. First and foremost

  • Do copious amount of laundry.
  • Buy real food that doesn’t include chips or marshmallows.
  • Convince Max that we weren’t planning on abandoning him.
  • Reply to emails.
  • Go through mail – Mom and Dad’s 30th is less than a week away (oh s%!t).
  • Bake my brother a key lime pie as a thank you.
  • Go back and attempt to convince Max we still love him.
  • Catch up on blogs.
  • See if I can salvage my knitting (that is a story all on it’s own).

After this, I can finally attempt to get things back to normal. Cannot wait to catch back up with y’all and the real world!

21 thoughts on “Rachel Here ;) . . . . . . .I’m Baaack!!!

  1. awesomesauceasshattery

    Soooo glad you’re back! …and I must admit when I read “cabin in the woods” and “rain”, the Evil dead was the first image to pop into my brain…here’s hoping no water-logged undead followed you home…mwahahaha (that’s an evil laugh ;O)

    1. allnightknits Post author

      Haha….SO not funny! 🙂 We watched it the night before we left and when we realized there was no getting out I was like ” Shit! Why did we have to watch that movie!

      Making matters worse the one couple who tried to leave car got stuck in the mud and water and they CLIMBED out. So here are two mud covered adults trying to get back to the little bit of land, and again I’m like “Oh Shit!”.

      Trevor (no longer T thanks to my brother, which is a relief) got in the canoe and paddled over there to see if they were ok.

  2. Glenda

    This is what is termed as an “adventure”. You’ll remember this trip way more vividly than you would have a nice, relaxing lakeside getaway. See? It’s not all bad! %-p So glad you made it back to tell them tale…

    1. allnightknits Post author

      I am also glad to be home! It was surreal you know? Worst part – Trevor cannot swim! I was terrified that he would drown! Even though we’ve been home less than 24 hours its turned into this epic yarn in my mind.

  3. knittingwithheart

    Yeah… your brother could use a spell checker, but he cracks me up 🙂 Glad you made it home safe ‘n sound… We all in the “real world” (as you say) await your next post 😉 ❤

    1. allnightknits Post author

      Thank you, we’re both super glad to be home. I’ve heard that flooding this year has been very, very high. It seems we are making up for the heat and droughts that plagued us last year. Oh well, now it’s just a great story!


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