I realized that most of the time I am writing about the beauty and joy of mountain living. As much as we love being up on this mountain, you can't help but miss a few things about being down below. I polled the crew to find out what creature comforts they missed when they were on the mountain for weeks at a time. Here were the responses.
Chrissy: constant communication and interaction with friends and family.
Laurie: internet access and Wikipedia
Walt: a good mattress
John: tv and access to watching sports all day
Allyson: having a garden and growing fresh veggies
Chris: having The New York Times newspaper readily available.
The one creature comfort we could all agree on was indoor plumbing. Every winter I look forward to having the bathroom be in the same building that I live in.
Now, with that being said, the pros to mountain life outweigh the comforts we miss. That will be saved for another blog entry.
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