A Cabin in the Mountains

IS1vwcw7flr2cu0000000000While playing around on Zillow yesterday I found the opportunity to purchase a small cabin way up in the mountains of Washington. It appeared to me to be a great vacation spot nestled along a lake in the heart of wine country. The owner was asking 115,000.00 for this piece of property and after looking at it over and over again I showed it to my wife. So we ended up taking a ride up into the mountains near Mt. Saint Helens.

The drive took almost 2 hours and was divided by driving major highway (205 – I5 North) then some pretty challenging, winding roads which had a lot of wet and icy spots. As I was driving I was dreaming and anticipating arriving at a beautiful resort area that is well manicured and meticulous. Yes, this could be a great investment where it could be rented out seasonally and provide enough income to support itself. And what a great place to get away on the weekend from all of the craziness of living in a city. The kids would also love the opportunity to get away with the kids and spend some quality time in the mountains.

We arrived by almost driving past this gloomy run down town. What we found was what appeared to be a group of hunting cabins with a small store. The store was for sale also. These cabins overlooked an incredible lake (Swift Reservoir). Beautiful mountains in the background and a view of the peak of Mt. Saint Helens. It was a very nice area but it was also just a bit too remote for us. We had no cell phone signal, the house is heated only by a fireplace and the difficulty to get there outweighed the opportunity. It only took about a minute to decide that this was not for us. I couldn’t imagine driving these roads with snow on the ground. But just across the road there was a small diner where we had a fantastic lunch before heading back to Oregon.

Yea, sometimes what we see advertised and our own visions are somewhat not realistic when we discover what it actually is that we are dreaming of. I still believe that there is great opportunity in owning this type of property as an investment, but for now I will quiet my mind a little more before investigating.

Blood Sugar- 124, Weight- 185.2
It has been almost a month since I have taken probiotics and I am finding that my blood sugar numbers are starting to rise. I will be back on track with taking them in a few days as we start a new month. It has also been a month since I last exercised an this too will start up once again in December as I see my body weight slowly increasing to an uncomfortable area.

The funny thing about taking these probiotics is that I started taking them to ease the conditions of IBS, but soon learned that it also helped with keeping my blood sugar numbers under control. Last month I talked with a friend at work who also suffers from T2D and told him about the changes in my numbers since taking probiotics. The other day was the first time I spoke with him and he thanked me for my advice. He too started taking probiotics and discovered incredible changes in his blood sugar numbers.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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25 Responses to A Cabin in the Mountains

  1. kimberlysmyth says:

    Sorry the house didn’t work out, y’all had a nice day trip. Glad you could help out a friend though, that’s what we all hope we can accomplish with our blogs right? Inform, teach, help out, bless, humor, or whatever! I hope you and yours also had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Interesting about the probiotics. In what form do you take them? Capsules? Yogurt?

  3. Lovely post! Made me laugh as I run around outside when my phone goes as I’m never sure where the signal will be!

  4. It is a shame when the reality doesn’t meet our expectations! There will be something out there that fits the bill, you just need to hunt around for it!

  5. geekkat says:

    Glad you both had a great time even though the house was not what you expected. Access is always an issue unless you like to be totally off the grid 🙂

  6. Beautiful home, it’s a shame it didn’t work out!

  7. New Journey says:

    Peter and I have looked at more property than I care to think about…lol….we always knew that when it was time it would happen…. We couldn’t pass up this lot in Yuma… The tralier is 1984….but good bones and was cared for…no termites… Yay and our view if the mountains is breath taking…I will add pictures when we get home…your cabin sounds like a great idea….we are actually renting out our home in Santa Rosa to my cousin… So that is working out well….give the desert life a go…..kat

    • I want to stay close to an area where water is plentiful as it seems to be the single item that seems of most importance right now. Washington State does not tax retirement or Social Security so it may be the perfect answer for not only now, but the future.

      • New Journey says:

        that’s always helpful….tax breaks are important in the end…we are about hours from San Diego…actually to far from the ocean for me, but its not always all about me…. 😦 LOL my husband has always wanted to live in the desert with a place to hook up his RV…LOL so that’s is exactly what he got!!! plus a mobile home 14X60 2 bedroom 1 bath…very comfortable….we are on the Colorado river, its about 8 miles away…so we do have water near…just not the Pacific…..we had been looking for about 5 years…this was just to good to pass up financially……kat.

  8. Off grid is what I want to do, but really some places are just way too remote to be workable for most. What has made it so hard is to be out far enough, but not so far it’s not livable for me. Have to say that cabin looks, nice and sounds appealing. Hope you find something of the like that is “workable”.

  9. Kathy Patenaude says:

    Just found your blog. And it seems very interesting to me and my type 2 diabetes. I will try the probiotics. Sounds good to me! Thank goodness you do this blog.So I thank you. Kathy

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