Welcome to the Island

"I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,

Over mountain or plain or sea;

I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord,

I'll be what you want me to be."

This Christmas is for everyone.....

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Home Sweet Home

You will enter through the only outside door to our home. It leads you into our kitchen/office. Even though it is small it has all a woman needs to plan, prepare, serve then clean up a delicious meal for up to 4 people at once. The stove/oven is gas which is good because the city electrical power goes off now and then. The tap water is automatically pumped from the well out back, it is handy and good for many of the everyday needs. The rain water funneled from off the church buildings is collected into large storage tanks located close by. This treasured commodity is right across the driveway where we refill our 5 gal bucket once or twice a day so we can pump it through the filter system located just to the side of the sinks water taps. Our versatile table can be pulled forward when needed to provide a bigger surface for meals/office work or pushed back under the shelf to allow more space for walking around the kitchen. We have a micro wave oven, a toaster, 2 laptop computers, shelves for our dishes and  food, 2 way radio, telephone and more shelves for office supplies. We spend most of our 'indoor' time here.

Next to the stove, down the three foot hallway (where the washing machine sits) and through the curtained off doorway, you will come upon our sitting/sleeping room. It really is comfortable and so very handy. This window looks directly onto the church building area where we can keep an eye on the coming and goings of the islanders. We sit quite a little distance from the road so we have a lot of privacy and unless there is an activity going on (which we generally join) it is really quiet. The 'night stand' to the right of this photo is a couple of loaded storage bins covered with a white cloth. On the other side is an easy chair (easy to move from place to place) that blocks 1/2 of the closet's double doors. There is an upper and lower shelf for books and extra storage. I am standing next to the doorway to the little bathroom which has a stand up shower, small sink & potty. What more could a couple of busy people want. I can sweep the whole place in less than 15 minutes and dust the one piece of real furniture in 1/2 a minute. Pumping the water is a 2 to 3 times a day project. We fill at least 10 water bottles and a water pitcher each time. Then there are the 2 meals a day that I slave over (JK). Definitely a great place to be!!

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