Deep Dive: Thanksgiving

I've now had the property for five Thanksgivings, and it's interesting to chart the changes over the years. Compare this series with May Day.

2013

Even though it was a month after closing, I couldn't spend Thanksgiving here as I'd not yet moved out of my previous residence, and I had "family" holiday obligations. But I did sneak in a quick visit a few days before.

2014

I enjoyed my first Thanksgiving as a resident in 2014. Just a week or so earlier, I'd gone from one to four cats. Here, I'm standing where the house will eventually go, taking in The View.

2015

In 2015, Thanksgiving was oddly—but beautifully—foggy. A month prior, the septic system had been completed, and the final blueprints for the house were just delivered.

2016

A few days before Thanksgiving 2016, a large dead tree had fallen. I was thankful it was nowhere near the house, cabin or camper. (As a precaution, I had all dead or dying trees near the house removed in 2014.)

2017

Thanksgiving 2017 was unusual in that many trees still had green leaves. Perhaps a sign of climate change, or just a strange fluke? Regardless, it was a crisp, sunny day in the mid-40s; two days later it hit 60.

2018

It remains to be seen if I'll be living in my house by Thanksgiving 2018. At the rate things are going, it's not looking good.

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