Not sure where it came from, but hanging on our cabin wall is a little sign that reads:
cabin (ka ben) n. 1. a place where Minnesotans go every weekend to spend two days waiting for the fish to bite, the bugs to go away, and the sun to come out. written by Lori Olson c. 1985
Now, i’m not about to start picking away at her glass half empty typical Minnesotan style, Garrison Keillor would be proud. What I will take to task, however, is that one need not sit looking out the window wishing for the sun to come out. Weather happens whether we wish, will, or whine about it. With a sauna, a rainy day is a WONDERFUL day.
Every cabin/cottage should have a sauna, an insurance policy against cabin fever and Murphy’s Law. Chances are a family reunion will fall on a weekend when a misty morning builds into a downpour by dinner. We’ve turned a long rainy day into a wild fun party, speakers turned out the windows, floaty toys bobbing around the dock, and even an awesome game of Bocce Ball, all in the rain, thanks to the sauna, humming along, providing warmth and joy and a new outlook on a rainy day.
Does your cabin/cottage have a sauna? If not, what is your weather insurance policy?