On July 20th we celebrated the one year anniversary of buying Bearskin Lodge. We actually did have a little party in honor of the day. Crystal made delicious soup and a cake for the occasion and the entire staff (except poor Kate, stuck at the front desk) set aside their chores for a short while to briefly celebrate. And then, because it was a hectic Saturday with many cabin “turnovers,” the moment was quickly over and everyone returned to the hustle and bustle that pervades Bearskin Lodge on a summer Saturday. Typical of our first year at Bearskin, we were far too busy to contemplate the amazing fact that we had somehow survived a year.
I began writing Bearskin Blog around this time last September by attempting to answer the questions that everyone consistently, repeatedly asked us at first. (“The big questions” http://bearskin.wordpress.com/2007/09/) Now, a year later, the standard questions differ but the consistency with which people ask similar questions remains. “How is it going?” people ask now. “Do you like it? What has been the most difficult?”