I haven't written anything here for a while - been preparing for and giving a very successful author's event at Garrison Kiellor's book store and two very fun and successful days at the Shepherd's Harvest in Lake Elmo. That is a great event for anyone interested in the fiber arts and the animals (sheep, lamas, rabbits etc.) that provide fiber for the beautiful yarns and crafts on display. My daughter went nuts and bought a carder - which allowed her to produce the yarn that brought the best price in the charity spinning event.
But back to our story. So I'm spending sleepless nights wondering what to do next. By summer we will be homeless - so we thought we'd better get someplace to lay our heads come fall. We wrote to our friends Wilf and Wendy in Coigach and they said they could think of a few places that might have a house available for a long let. Oh goody.
Jack had a film script he was working on and couldn't get away, so I found a friend who could go to Scotland with me to look for a house. We would fly to London, then take the train to York and on to Inverness. Wilf and Wendy would pick us up in Inverness and drive us over the mountains to Polbain (our small village in Coigach). Nancy had never been to Europe and was enthusiastic about our trip! I was both excited and apprehensive. Would any of the available houses make a good home for us?