Our quiet Christmas at home was filled with good food, good books and some time for reflection. In the days before and after Christmas, I received emails, text messages and calls from family and friends updating me on snowfalls and ice-overs from Seattle to Grants Pass. With all of us warm, dry and safe in our respective homes, I was thankful no one in my family was on the road.
Whoever built our home on Freeman Street, or I should say, whoever added the second story, understood our local winter storms. The master bedroom is buffered from the wind and rain by the adjacent family room. With its three walls of windows, the family room is a cheerful, bright, solar-heated space on sunny days and the perfect vantage point for storm watching when foul weather rolls in.