Holiday Season in the Texas Hill Country
Last August Suzanne and I bought an 800 SF cabin in the Cypress Cove community of Spring Branch, TX on the north shore of Canyon Lake. Following the purchase we had a gravel drive and a perimeter fence put in. Although I made a couple trips from our home in Denton to the lake to oversee these improvements, November was the first time that we both visited the property since our purchase. We had Thanksgiving dinner with son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Connie, who had built a new house in the same neighborhood the year before. Younger daughter, Sugar, and her boyfriend, Lane, have recently moved to Texas and joined in. We did not take any formal pictures of Thanksgiving dinner, but some action shots are shown below.
Although a new sofa-sleeper and king mattress had arrived at the cabin before our arrival, the week following Thanksgiving involved shopping for basic furniture and fixtures: Bed frame, dresser, microwave, stove and refrigerator topped the list. Karl and I installed a new toilet and hung a rain gutter on the end of the roof above the new gravel drive. The dresser we brought home turned out to be damaged, so it was returned and we await a replacement. The stove and refer we selected at Lowes were also unavailable immediately, so Karl has three items to pick up for us this month so that we will have them by the time of our Christmas visit. Connie, a Texas-licensed real estate agent, found this place for us and Karl has been intimately involved in its improvement.
Below are some more pictures of the property.
We plan to spend some time back at our cabin, while older granddaughter, Summer, will be here from California for Christmas. We hope to get the remaining major furnishings in place and make our new second home feel truly homey. Photos of the interior will be posted when its furnishing is more complete.
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