And, here is what White Bear is watching so intently as he perches on the pillows on the bed -- a western film. This happened to be one with John Wayne entitled, "The Cowboys." Yes, that is right. White Bear, the Polish teddy, is crazy about American cowboy movies.
In case you are curious, Benny the Maltese is on vacation. All right .... here is the view looking down the hallway from bedroom No. 3. Bedroom No. 2 is unoccupied, while I am in the process of setting up Bedroom No. 1 as my base camp. That will be explained next. The upper bathroom is visible, as is the stairway going below. The other bedrooms are on either side of them.
This is my impromptu base camp -- a card table with "The Red" atop it. "The Red" is the name of the laptop computer. (Every computer should have a name, right ??) Anyway .... it is my temporary "work station" I established the day I arrived at the lake house. And, yes, that is a drink on the table -- brandy and Coca-Cola, to be specific.
This is a view of the living room as seen when standing in the kitchen area. Note the fire place to the right on the far wall. It is not real in the sense of wood burning, but it does have a natural gas system which, at least, produces actual flames.
It has been cloudy, with periods of rain the past two days, and while that might be distressing to some, I have found it is just what I need at the moment. I have been reading and writing and carrying on a few extended telephone conversations.
It is difficult to believe that in about twelve hours, I will have been a resident here in the lake house for one week. We are captives of time, no doubt about it.
So, in closing, I hope you enjoy your continuing tour of this house by Lake Washington in sort of southern Minnesota. There will be some photographs of the lake itself posted at this location tomorrow. As they say, until then ....