Cottage Completed!! Chalet Construit!!

After years of designs scratched out on napkins at restaurants, a trick my dad taught me, and redesigning consulting magazines and then dreaming my own dreams for the perfect cottage- it is built.

Yes today, the final tweaks to plumbing were done. This week saw the building of the deck facing the sea and the installation of cupboards in the bathroom. Today my friend Samantha with her decorative flair helped me put up some paintings and a mirror to pull together the two bedrooms.


Je n’ose presque pas vous l’annoncer. Après des années de brouillons, mon plan est actualisé. Cette semaine un balcon donnant vue sur la mer était bâti. Dessous une plaque de ciment 8×8 a été coulé, si jamais on m’offre un ‘Hot tub’. Le Spa que j’aimerais avoir est 5’ de diamètre, en cèdre pour se conformé aux espaces boisés au tour du chalet.

Beginning retirement with a formidable project has aided my transition. It was greatly facilitated by those I hired and also by those who have supported me throughout the years.  I will not begin to thank everyone in this blog but two people will be mentioned. One is my sister Estelle who is both rudder and anchor for me in this project and in my life.

De plus mon ami Robert, décédé il y a 4 semaines, m’a toujours encouragé dans ce projet et conseillé quand je doutais des risques financiers au début de ma retraite.  Comme j’aimerais entendre ses commentaires ce soir. Comme j’aimerais partager un verre de vin pour fêter cette fin de construction.

Unfortunately I sit here and enjoy all this without you, my friends, my parents, and associates by my side. Perhaps a picture can bring it closer. If not, the promise of a visit in the future will.

Il sera agréable de pouvoir vous recevoir chez moi ce soir. En attendant votre visite, une photo vous donnera une idée du havre qui se nomme  Noëlla’s Nest II, le nid de Noëlla II.


One thought on “Cottage Completed!! Chalet Construit!!

  1. launchings5

    Reblogged this on launchings5 and commented:

    Quelle joie d’avoir passé 3 ans dans mon petit paradis. Samedi un autre ami nomme Robert est décédé . Il n’a pas eu la chance non plus de voir mon rêve.
    My cottage is my delight and place of many happy times.. Tonight I rembrber a special cat, Tabitha, and her caring mom Samantha . A separation after 22 years will make times tough. Know that Felix and I are thinking of you tonight.

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