The cottage was very simple, just plain wood boards. You entered through the galley kitchen, which gave way to a living-dining room with windows overlooking the lake and the woods. There was a built in desk in the corner, a Franklin stove for chilly nights and mornings, and two couches facing each other. There was a radio, but no TV or phone.† There was a phone across the highway at the lab, though. My parentsí bedroom was downstairs, across from the only bathroom. Up the spiral staircase were two more bedrooms, with a big window looking downstairs on the landing.