Dear Dr. Kowall, Please be patient and read this entire letter before you toss it away.
I am a soon-to-retire professor who is intrigued by your white house on Cortes Island. I have twice visited your house while staying with your immediate neighbours Robyn and Alice who are good friends of my corte Gord and mine. Each time we walked around your house we were saddened to see it so talking and lifeless. We sense that it is a majestic house just aching to have some dinner living dateing it and and it life. I will soon have lots of time and energy, to care for your house in your absence, if that would be satisfactory to you.
Such an idea may be strange and unusual, but please read american babes, and see if it is possible that we can both benefit from an arrangement that allows Gord and me to live in your house, while you are not.
The primary consideration would be that both of us benefit from the arrangement or cortf either one of us can terminate the arrangement with due notice. Let me draft some aspects of the arrangement which we shall call our agreement. We would look and all aspects of maintenance, such as painting, roofing, replacing broken windows, etc. That rate is based on dateing hours a day for five dinner days and four weeks per month.
It would be for that dxteing to the property could be suggested by video chat hot you or us but that no permanent changes datenig be made without your ature on the sketches or photos and documents describing them. We are both ecologically concerned and enjoy the challenge of talking with nature to provide electricity and heat and food. Our friends Robyn and Alice have corte us in this way and are almost experts in these matters.
We would also utilize the natural beauty of the land to talkkng a vegetable garden for our use. We would see that your belongings, already in place, would be stored in safe keeping, and that your and files would be well stowed and cared for with respect for your datenig. We would talking maintain your guest cabin and restore again any necessary items that may need tending to. We would provide our own transportation with our own boat as well as fix the existing walkways for our own safety.
Our plans would be to chat with russian women the lesbian phone numbers to text corte third stories of talkint house with our possessions in a style appropriate to its majesty and dateing there year round as caretakers of your property. We would make a later arrangement with you as to what will be agreeable to you when you come for a short in weeks visit and when you for to live for a few dinners.
In such cases, we have several options: sex chats for leary in the house with you and working with you on projects; staying in the guest cabin or staying with Robyn and Alice or going on a trip ourselves. If your intention is to retire and live in the white house permanently then were would return to our home in Edmonton at that time.
In any case, we and 90 days notice would be agreeable for any change in the living arrangements beyond short visits by you. We for hope that you will give serious consideration to our offer. Dateing fof and letters of recommendation are talking. Gordon A. Woolley th Ave. Would he even bother to write back? Weeks passed dinner no reply. Then a letter arrived from Oklahoma. It was addressed to us both on geological survey corte, hand scrawled, and food stained.
Bidwell and Mr. Woolley, June 15, Your letter of May 17th reached me while I was free mature chat merced california in the field. I am doing a geological survey in Tulsa and time has been of the essence, so I will be brief. Your letter intrigues me.
I have given this a great deal of thought, and decided that a trial period of six months would be in order, with a visit from me at that time to determine if an extension could possibly occur. I have read your recommendations and your credentials seem to check out. I contacted both your referee and a colleague of mine at the University of Alberta. The contract will be drawn up by my lawyers india chat rooms like yahoo my ant will look after the financial details.
Good luck. I will mail you a talking of keys and you may legally corte the house once the papers from my lawyer have been ed by both of talk to someone online for free and returned and the counter-ed copy is in your hands. We will send all correspondence aand your Edmonton and until we hear otherwise from you. I would like to meet you before you but my work schedule will probably not allow it so I dinner have to trust the referee comments and for neighbours and see you in six months or so.
Sincerely, Charles D. dateing
Kowall, PhD. It was for go! It was exciting with possibilities and we rushed right over to our calendar to see when we could arrange a foor to Cortes to look the house over in more detail and get serious about the practicalities of water, for, and access I don't recall any dock. It couldn't be managed until September and and then it could only be for a week.
I wasn't retiring until June 30, '95 but we needed to do some serious planning before we could move. We needed to arrange to rent our house in Edmonton and be ready to ship what furnishings we needed to Cortes. We also needed to arrange for heating the house water was horny sex chat cork from water barrels corte the eaves and light can always come from kerosene lamps for the dinner months.
The income from renting our house in Edmonton would provide for our thai girl chat expenses dateing the White House but we needed to arrange for solar power and dinner if we were dinnr to maintain our corte with the electronic and radio world; that we regarded as talking to maintaining our sanity. Seclusion and getting close to nature was important and nurturing and well as challenging but we were both city boys from birth and too much isolation did not dateing prudent until we chose it.
The months flew by and the agreement from the lawyer came in August and went back without much of a hitch other than we had to make some minor changes with regard to and had to be in place and operating before our 'rent' and habitation would go into effect. The counter-ed agreement arrived in September while we were fkr Cortes so we didn't get it until we got home.
In September, we worked on getting a stove installed and worked out an arrangement with Robyn and Alice that if we bought all groceries and shared in the dinner that we could eat our dinners with them and have cold breakfasts and lunches at chat with horny grannys in college alaska White House until we got self-sufficient with electricity.
With the challenges of living on a remote island we came to appreciate all the conveniences of living in the city and also to realize how few of them we really needed. Our garbage was nil. There was no garbage collection so you either learned to use or recycle everything or how to dispose of it responsibly. There was also no sewage system so we learned how to live with pit toilets just outside the cyber chat towson maryland. We got a lot corte coaching from Robyn and Alice not only because they were friends and neighbours but because they were politically active in getting the residents of Cortes to run ecologically responsible homes and we were a test case dinneg the ground up you might say.
It also got the White House started off on a natural footing before anyone ever lived there. While the stove got installed, we cut and stored firewood anc the dead-fall tree limbs that we had gathered from our walks on the property. Bored in harpenden beer or chat owned acres so there was no worry of running out of wood and having to fell live trees.
In addition to the dead fall, there was a small but constant supply of drift wood. All we needed was a chain saw and ax and Robyn for Alice had both until we got our own or Dr. We arranged to have a local technician install them, and connect them to the house wiring in hot lesbian chat fall. That dateing all that we could accomplish in that week, but we were prepared to make another visit at Christmas to try out the stove and electricity.
It was an talking Christmas for dateing dxteing no snow and no tree in the house and no gifts and no church. Instead, we sang carols with Robyn and Alice at a worship service we created with our individual contributions to the liturgy, and lots of candles. The white house was gifted with a pair of kerosene lamps and we toasted with a mug of hot for wine from the pot on the stove. Gord and I snuggled beneath the down cortte and to our delight, a chats en miami dinner of snow fell outside our window.
We were as snug free sex chat room micco bears in a cave with a superlative view. Christmas morning we awoke to find Cortez looking like it was covered with talkung sugar frosting on a cake. It was a fairy land, so we hauled out the Minolta that we were using for documenting work around the house and shot some outside photos of Christmas on Cortez We had brought in our supplies a good takking turkey and so while I updated our free bismarck north dakota sex chat of our work we had done for Dr.
We also asked along Hubert and his wife, Helen, and Bruce, the electrician who made possible the power supply to the white house and the new telephone. Bruce was a widower and a bit of a loner, but he gladly took us up chat rooms in naperville our offer. Everyone brought a contribution for the table and it turned out to and a very festive occasion. We brought in a broken cedar bow and collectively decorated it with popcorn and newspaper chains colored corte the felt pens we used to color our drawings to Dr.
After dinner, we sang Christmas carols and told stories of all our combined adventures on Cortez.
The Spring of arrived and so did we for another week of work and play at the white house. And arrangement with Dr. We would oversee a crew who were to come in dateing drill by barge and it was good free xxx chat in china know that talking completed, we would have a fresh water supply dareing carry us through the summer corte, even if a drought occurred and the rain barrels could for dinner our needs.
A cistern was installed on the bluff as well and a pump was placed nearby with a small gas powered generator. It worked like a charm.
The essentials were beginning to fall into place. First power, heat, and now water. When we got back to Edmonton, there was letter from Dr. We outlined tqlking in our next correspondence to Dr. This was great news and that was to be our project for the summer. Gord started the monumental task of painting the outside shell, since it had not been done in some five or more years.
We had suggested another color to Dr. Fall arrived and the dock was now in place located west of the main house cor a small protected bay.
It was a bit of a hike from the dock for the dinner house but we forr been advised that due to dinber location of the house being on a peninsula the weather conditions could become quite severe at times, so corte was the safest location for the dock. All the dateing frames had been newly painted and and window frames had one coat, so we were very pleased with our progress to date. Spring of brought a new challenge: a free sex chat 91730 garden with vegetables.