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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A New Life…


The Nancy and I are in the process of purchasing a new home, another home, and I am getting excited.

We moved here to The Farm in August 2005. Now, thirteen years later, we are doing it again, though not for a couple of months. It will take us a couple of months to consolidate and liquidate all the stuff and crap we have accumulated over our 18 years of marriage and the stuff we brought into it. We have a whole lot of shit.

Life on The Farm has been good. We hate to leave it…almost. We love sitting on our quiet porch in our sweet rocking chairs, talking and listening to the sounds of country living. It is comforting and soothing. Life here has been wonderful. Life in this community has been wonderful. We have many, many friends here who we will miss. Of the things we won’t miss or regret leaving behind, there is a long list. I won’t miss having to cut grass. I won’t miss living on a gravel road and the dust that comes with farm life. I won’t miss constantly having a dirty car. I won’t miss not owning a lawnmower, a chainsaw, a tiller and garden tools. I won’t miss the maintenance that goes with owning a 6600sqft house. I am not looking for all that is involved with moving, but then there is the new place.

The new house is about 1/3 the size of this one. We have to reduce our stuff, but the advantages this house outweigh the trauma and trouble of it. The new house still offers us a first-floor master. We ill have an open concept living area.  I was sold on the place when I saw the view from the back of the house…beautiful. I totally love that I won’t have to mow grass. Our new yard is slightly larger than a postage stamp. If there is a downside it might be we will have a lot less privacy and lots of neighbors.

All and all, I am extremely happy to make the move, even though the location is not what I had hoped it would be. But maybe, just maybe, there will be enough money taken out of this place to allow us to buy a small condo somewhere in the southeast where is rarely snows and we can spend the cold months.

Oh! Am I looking forward to this or what?

And that is all I have to say about that…