Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This is a picture of Mt Washington...way, way in the distance as we left the island on Sunday afternoon. Although I sat in the sun and read for most of the day on Saturday - and even got a little color on my face - Mt. Washington still has snow at its peak. The picture was taken out of the car window as the ferry started up and cleared the mooring. It's hard to leave. We always like a little cloudy-drizzle when we leave the island - it makes it easier to go. But Sunday lived up to its name - clear, blue skies; still, cool water. Frye Island is open as of Friday. We have about six months to go back up and clean and repair and enjoy until the island shuts down for another winter.We are so lucky to have this place to go and relax and recharge.  It's not fancy, it's not huge - but it's a little piece of heaven plunked right down in the middle of Sebago Lake.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Most Important Day of My Life

The day that I walked into my new apartment, I clutched the keys in my hand, creating small red ridges on my fingers, as if releasing them might make my new home disappear. My Volvo station wagon was still packed to the gills in the driveway, but I had no desire to start hauling my meager possessions up to the second floor - yet. First, I had to go inside and look around. It had only been a few days earlier that I had found it, briefly spending minutes inside before rushing back to the real estate agent’s office to sign the lease. It hadn’t mattered what it looked like at the time. It was affordable and vacant - my top two criteria. Now, as I opened the door at the top of the stairs and walked into the empty kitchen, I felt a strange sensation inside my chest. It was relief.