News From The Fulton House - Vol. 20, Winter 2014
It has been a cold winter to date, more of an indoor winter for us. I’m in a heated--no surprise--school bus and I’m sitting on my new heated LavaSeat gel-pack seat cushion. As the years pass, I am finding that all of my parts insist upon incremental levels of comfort. The bus is parked at the Lake George elementary school, where various nordic races will be occurring throughout the morning. Before the morning is over about 400 racers will have heat steaming off their bodies and snot dripping from their noses. It is a cold morning with a beautiful winter-blue sky, and while I and others are cheering these kids on, they are asking themselves, "Why?" "Why do I get up early on a Saturday morning to push myself into near cardiac arrest while nearly every part of my body screams with discomfort?" The raucous laughter emanating from the bowels of the bus, as we return home, indicates that all pain and suffering is temporary. And, although they are not aware of it now, the character they are building from their efforts today will serve them well as they build their future lives. And then, one day they too can enjoy the comfort of a LavaSeat gel-pack.
If the Arctic air that has been hovering over us will abate, we hope to complete three projects at the Fulton House this winter. The first of these projects is the beach breakwall, which as many of you are aware, was washed out by heavy spring and early summer rains. Our plan is to build a breakwall using 6 by 6 timbers which, hopefully, will help us maintain a better beach in the future. The other two projects include replacing the sill plate under the picture window in the Boathouse, and installing permanent flashing around each of the Boathouse dormers. With reasonable temperatures--20 below zero is not reasonable--it’s easier to accomplish these projects in the winter when the lake level is lower and we can use the ice as our scaffolding.
Hopefully spring will offer us an opportunity to complete additional projects on the “list.” Please remember that we hope to have two work weekends in June this year. If you have any interest please send us an email.
So, here we are. The first month of the new year has passed and, if you are feeling the way I do, you are looking forward to the warmth of summer and of family and friends as we gather at the Fulton House in just a few short months. We are looking forward to a visit with each of you and hope that your new year is offering you and your family moments of joy.
Your emails, Facebook posts, letters, and holiday cards add additional meaning to our days.Thanks for taking the time to think of us.
Peace be with you in this new year!
Please let us know by February 10 about your reservations.
Deposits are due by February 15. You can send half of your deposit then and the other half by March 15, if you prefer. Please let us know if you have any questions. After February 10,we will be taking new reservations, so please let us know before then if you want us to hold anything for you.
Please visit our next blog post for 2014 rates. We look forward to seeing all of you this summer.
P.S. Again, please let us know if you would like to participate in a work weekend this spring.