The other day, we happened to meet the owner of the little summer cottage we are renting and heard his proposed construction project on the site hasn’t seen any progress whatsoever. This is an excellent piece of news to us. We are starting to feel hopeful the lease will be renewed in March and we would be able to spend at least another summer by the sea.
Getting your hopes up is a wonderful feeling now that we’ve truly entered the gloomy period after an unusually short ‘midseason’. These days I’ve barely warmed up by the time the sun is setting. Not that I feel warm even then but it is a heart-warming sensation to have this kind of delight to look forward to now that all of a sudden the temperature is staying below freezing point throughout the day.