Talk Till Dawn – 25

Creative Cain Cabin's Talk Till Dawn Series

I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.

My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.

Year 3, yep I can hardly believe this is the start to year three of this series.  I’ve really enjoyed it and it’s such a nice change from my regular posts. This one seems more real. No fancy photos, no perfect rooms, but just me; my everyday life.

Gray Squirrel

I have to admit January’s been a struggle. There’s not much to blog about, it seems like more things went wrong than went right around here, and I’ve just had those winter blues. I’ve been doing more reading and below are the titles I read for January. By the way there’s also movies for these if you’d rather watch than read!

Reading List

First off my dryer keeps over heating so I’ll guess I’ll be getting that Speed Queen dryer to match the washer sooner than I’d planned. I jinxed myself by saying once the one I currently have died I’d buy its mate. Well I had no idea it would happen so quickly. I’ve had hubby clean out the vent line and everything and it’s still overheating so to avoid the house burning down I think it’s time to replace it.

Soup Ingredients

Next an excavating company cut through our Internet line down the road while running drain tile in a field. We are the only home on that line, it was ran special for our business and it took 6 months for them to do it, so I wasn’t holding my breath that it would be fixed any time soon. At the cost of $430 per month I was hoping for a quick response time but wasn’t going to kid myself. The excavating company that cut it was supposed to report it but they just pretended like it never happened and went on about their business. Hubby happened to drive by and saw the workers holding the line in each hand and it was clearly cut. I got on the phone right away and started a claim.


I have to say it was nice not having the Internet (it is back on), it’s such a time sucker and since that happened I decided to limit my time online. I still have all my social media accounts but haven’t’ used them or even looked at them all month. By doing this I have more time to spend with my Bible and my family. I’m actually quite upset with myself at how much I was actually on my phone scrolling. I do still have my alerts set to go off so if you send me a message I get it and some of you did reach out to see if I was okay. I so appreciate you all checking in on me {hugs}.

Snowy Christmas Trees

We’ve had the worst winter here in Michigan; little to no snow, warmer temps, lots of rain which means mud, and dark gloomy days. Part of living in Michigan is my love for snow and winter sports, which haven’t happened so far. If winter isn’t going to cooperate I say move right on to spring and let life begin again.

Snow Covered Fence

I’m hot and heavy looking for a new house. This is year two now of searching but so far nothing. Things are on the market 3 days here and someone snatches them up. I hardly have a chance to look at them before there gone, which makes me think we’ll need to buy something new before we even list ours. My fear is both our homes will sell fast and we’ll be homeless.  We want a small house, acreage, and a big barn and so far no luck. Hubby said we can always buy land and build again but I was trying to avoid all of that and make it simpler on him. He won’t hire someone to do it he’ll do it all himself and I’m wanting less work for him not more.


I hoping we find something we can do minor upgrades on that are livable. I’m ready to work with what I have rather than do any major gutting, moving walls, and a total kitchen overhaul. I know that’s all the fun stuff but I want hubby to retire and enjoy it not keep adding more work to his schedule.

Until next time take care and thank you for spending the time talking till dawn with me today!

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  1. Christina Smith says:

    Dawn… Your words carry light & life! I appreciate your heart ❤️ so much. Agreeing with you for 2020 to bring your hearts desire for your forever home. Blessings!!!

    1. Christina thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words.

  2. Cheryl Major says:

    Dawn, I am with you…bring on spring. Happy house hunting.

    1. Cheryl, so far no luck it’s getting to be quite the task I’m tell you. I’ll just keep praying for the right place to come along.

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