Thursday, December 14, 2006

Something Grand!!!


What you are looking at here is our brand new cabin on the crick!!!!
Yes its the dream come true! We spent this last week-end up there, all nice and cozy, with windows looking out on the most achingly beautiful snow scenes I can remember.
So I have to confess, the house is not one that I built. And that's a bit of a disappointment because you all know the dream was to build myself. But that disappointment pales and grows ever dim in the sparkle of Karol's eye as she gleefully talks of plans for having friends overnight.... the glow of my sister Bert's face as she sat in a comfortable rocker and gazed out over the place that's so full of memories of our family gatherings up there.... and the happy voices of my grand kids as they played in the snow and rode their sleds down the hill in front of the house to the apple tree that has lived through it all... the clink of dishes and happy conversation not to mention the delicious smells coming from the kitchen, the utter quiet at night and cozy warmth of the comforter that contrasts with the bite of cold on my nose from the bedroom window..... the sparkle of snow in the bright sunlight...all this and more convince me that taking forever to build the place myself was a selfish thing to do.
Oh, I'll get to do some hand work too. I'll still get to add the front porch (and we'll finally have a REAL Jimbo's front porch. But for now, we have a cozy, warm, and very friendly home on the crick and I'm beyond delighted to share the news with YOU!
All considered, I have concluded that I'm absolutely the luckiest guy in the world. And it comes in no small part from your support. I can't say that the house was paid for with Jimbo hooks.... I simply can't whittle that fast. But your generous contributions certainly helped a great deal and what's more, your encouragement and kind thoughts have, well just how do I say this without shedding a totally unloggerlike tear; meant more to me than you can know, and I sincerely thank you all.
Will I quit making hooks? No way. There's still Jimbo's front porch to build. And when that's done? Well lets say another of my dreams is to actually sit on my front porch looking out over the meadow, and whittle hooks (ok that's not very loggerlike either, but that's the way it'll be. I'm hooked.)
So from my heart to you... Thank You! You all have my sincere wish that your blessings this Christmas be as happy and glorious as mine. Twer that the case, this would be a wondrously happy world.

Merry Christmas to you!
Jimbo

16 comments:

ciscoblog said...
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naomi said...

Jimbo, you're killing me ! I can't wait to see what's coming !!

Kari said...

ooooooooooooooo Jimbo she's a gorgeous cabin!

When you get your front porch built you have to take a pic of it so we can use it as your blog pic lol After all your blog is Jimbo's Front Porch!
I am so happy for you!

Pink said...

That is gorgeous - I am so glad you and the family are able to be together in the family homestead. Happy holidays to you all!!

Chris said...

I'm so happy for you!!!It looks gorgeous..So calm and peaceful.. Kinda envious of all the snow!!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family..

andi said...

Whoo Hoo!!! I'm so happy for you & your family. How perfect to spend this special time of year in your new home on the old homestead. Merry Christmas to you & yours.

Andi

Marvie said...

Oh Jimbo! It's gorgeous! I'm so very happy for ya'll =) It sounds like a perfect weekend!

aija said...

Congratulations and happy holidays!

naomi said...

Jimbo, it's beautiful !! I'm so happy for you ! May you and your family spend many, many happy, loving moments at the old homestead.
Merry Christmas !

Sherri said...

FANTASTIC! I cant wait to visit! Are you ready? Enjoy I cant wait for whats next with your hooks. Blessings, Sherri

sr06 said...

I would LOVE to comission 2 hooks. Are you currently accepting comissions ? How would I go about contacting you to make arrangements.

Lisa said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! It's wonderful when you have your own little piece of heaven!! Congrats!!!

DixieRedHead said...

CONGRATS TO YOU JIMBO! IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOURS!

cru said...

Jimbo,
I am soooo happy for you and very envious as well!! Simply a beautiful place, enjoy!
Rhonda aka cruelladvil

Pam said...

I'm late in my wishes here, but much happiness to you and yours in the new year Jim. -Pam

The Crochet Dude said...

Amazing!!!! Congrats dude!