|Hi- Ho...hi-ho...it's off to |
Montreal we go!
Lots of craziness going on, with certain wonderful things coming to pass. Rolling along with what life throws at you is necessary to keeping ones sanity. Considering myself sane (well my version of sane) I am rolling downhills, through meadows, and back up the hill again... Living life in a way that the Hubster and I want adds a double layer of tape around our ankles and arms which happen to behind our backs. Gettin' the picture? We're sure that we are not the only ones who have embraced a different path, and I am sure they could add in a word or two.
|I am a sucker for a|
Working on music has been at a constant lately which makes me very happy! Collaborating with a talented artist that inspires me is a dream, and hopefully we will have something to share in the near future. I had Janis sitting in the case that she was in when I first bought her at a pawn shop. Needing some work I had to wait until it was in our budget. She is my favorite guitar, and allows me to play with layering. If you play guitar you know what I mean.
|At the start Baby Boy|
owned stand up paddling.
Life jacket on-will explore.
|Even Goldie likes the |
|As Janis and I created|
the family headed out.
That was until I started to see mouse droppings all over the place. Yes, the listing did say that because the place is rural that we might see squirrels, chipmunks, and mice. I admit that easily. However, because it was our first day and the place was supposed to be cleaned before our arrival. These droppings had been there for a while. They were in the drawers, on counters, in dishes, on cutting boards, in the toaster, on the floor, etc., etc., etc. From what I know about mice. If you are present in a home (especially with a cat and sometimes dogs) they come out at night. So, why would there be so much if the owner came by earlier? Simply put...she did not clean it.
The refrigerator interior was pretty dirty throughout. Half eaten items were left inside to top it off. I had to clean it before putting food into it. There was no way I was going to our food in there. Add the inch of dust on top and you have a good idea why I was losing some of the positivity I had ten minutes before.
|The view up from|
|Now...how did these-|
|end up here...climbing|
There were more issues like attachments coming apart, mold and rust in shower, windows not working, a washer and dryer that were not a true washer and dryer (more like a washer/spinner that had a handy-dandy tutorial to use it!), and unfinished walls (oh, I didn't mention that did I?). It was a case of calling something rustic instead of....we are not maintaining it at all.
|Ya know what they say...the family that tows together...|
We had to leave the place. In the end I was worried most about the health of my family. To have so much rodent droppings all over the place did not sit well. Not having proper working wifi adding to our decision and the confidence that we did the right thing.
Contacted the owner and she agreed to cancel our reservation. All we had to do was request the cancellation and the owner had to approve. We stressed that there would be a problem but there wasn't. We believe it was because we were right about the lack of maintenance. Things happen in our lives, and maybe that is the reason why it was in such disrepair. Honesty...probably needs to be torn down or stripped down and rebuilt from the bones.
|To top things off? An epic sunset picture from Baby Girl.|
After two nights of little to no sleep we are booking another place and looking toward our next adventure.
Until then...home you enjoyed the pictures from the day that are throughout the blog.
Til next time,
P.S. We found a very reasonable next move...but while traveling there we got a text that the current guests extended a day. Ya know there had to be a hiccup! Hotel for the night. Now 45 minutes into a call to airbnb because of a double charge AND the reservation not being cancelled. What does that mean? We are currently paying for two places!!!! ARGH!
P.S.S. After working with an airbnb agent still were not able to clear the schedule for me to use the airbnb. Had to stay at the hotel for two nights. Found a place that opened up in Prescott Ontario, and it is one of our favorites that we have booked thus far. Only bummer is that we can't stay longer because it is booked after us. I will hopefully have time to blog about today's trip to Ottawa tomorrow. Pop back on soon!