Last weekend was our last weekend at the lake before the construction begins. We arrived on Friday evening to a beautiful sunset on a cool evening and I spent a few minutes at the end of the dock to enjoy the calm water and the beautiful sky.
The property has been in our family for a long time. It was originally owned by my dad's grandparents and somehow, it ended up being handed down to my dad and my Uncle. In the early 1990s, there was a storm that blew a tree over, and right through the middle of the original cottage I remember. We rebuilt the house, from a small fisherman's cottage to a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house.
My grandmother spent a number of years living here before she passed away, and while she was there, central air was added and a garage was built that is large enough to hold a car and a boat, with storage underneath.
Next week, construction materials will be delivered. The roof is being raised on the house, and it's turning from a story and a half, to a full two story house with a master suite on the front. Once that's complete, my mom and dad are going to move there full time and they will sell their house in Fort Wayne. It's going to become a 4 bed, 3 bath house that should have plenty of room for visitors in the summer, and I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
We'll be up to the lake one more time in October to take the dock out, but we won't be able to stay there, so this was my last weekend at the lake house where my cousins and I grew up - where we had people sleeping all over the floor in the summer, and where I got to spend time with just my Grandma when I was in grad school in Indiana while my parents were still in Texas.
I'm excited for the next chapter of this house - the chapter that will eventually include my kids and my commitment to always have a place where my cousins and I can continue to gather!