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Unplugged for the weekend.... What cabin fever can do to you....

One thing you will rarely find is me unplugged.  I like technology.  I really like technology.  My kids are getting big and have social lives of their own.  We try to do family dinners when we can, my oldest daughter works for me and all of my kids still live at home.  Still you would be surprise how seldom we all see each other.  Since we've been remodeling our house for the last year and for the most part it is still a disaster, we decided that maybe a break was in order.... We would still cook a nice Thanksgiving meal, but we would do it at a cabin on Lake Marion. 

We have a private membership at Lake Big Water and try to stay up there a couple times a year at least.  Of course the downside is that the cabin doesn't even have wifi.  Sure I have an iPad but AT&T is not fantastic, particularly around here.... so 3G was pretty much pointless.  My phone (Droid) had limited access.  I put an away message on my email and my cell phone and more or less unplugged....

This is a shot of the cabin from the dock.... those bright color lawn chairs are ours... the people are ours too =)

There was only one other cabin on the entire shoreline rented out.... so we had the place pretty much to ourselves....

We arrived on Wednesday and left Sunday..... this is the view from the back porch every evening....

When it got dark, bon fires - smores, catching up, laughing ....

and maybe a nap or two for my very relaxed hubby....

Of course my favorite parts were the simple ones....

of course it's not all fun and games....

well... yes it is... who am I kidding?  Our favorite tradition of peeling chestnuts for dressing....

 

and we even got in a little crafting....

these are made from mismatched (clean) socks... the dryer may have eaten their mate, but they now have a new purpose....

(lol.... So now you understand the cabin fever part)  Still we had a great time with no wifi and no 3G.  Now I'm refreshed, renewed and ready to get back to work.... fully charged!

How did you spend your Thanksgiving weekend?

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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit StageListSellNEFL.com or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at gmail.com), Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).

 

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