We all have hopes and dreams. We are elated when they come to fruition, and dejected when they don’t. Sometimes it is not that they aren’t ever going to happen, but there’s a waiting period. That’s where we are now. A holding pattern….waiting….ceased in our efforts for another winter. Yes, the roof is on. Yes, we now have a chimney. But there are no windows and doors, heating system, running water, septic, or electricity. So we wait. Another winter. Six months by Vermont standards. November to May – a dead zone when outdoor construction is halted by cold, snow, and ice. And dreams are put on hold.