Yes, I’m back finally. There may still be a skip or two, but I am trying to get back with the routines of life.
Today is going to be a quick update because there hasn’t been any time for creative endeavors, just endless hauling of boxes and furniture.
Status update: 7/8’s moved. We have about one carload of stuff that doesn’t fit in a box to bring to the rental and one truck bed of stuff to go to a storage unit and one trailer load of farm/yard equipment to drop off at the family farm for the time being.
There are minor repairs to finish up before closing on July 23rd of our old place and some plants that are coming with us. The closing has been moved twice and though it caused stress and some worry, it has been a blessing in disguise. We might have put ourselves in the hospital trying to meet the first closing date of June 28th and we get a final crop of our blueberries before it’s all done!
We are enjoying our rental house. It has been a perfect fit. Close to my parents and our animals that are in three different places, off the road with some woods and fields behind us and the view of a corn field in front of us. The photo is our view from the front porch where we enjoy sitting and watching the clouds and storms pass by.
I don’t think I mentioned our future plans in the past posts. One reason was because they were still a bit in limbo. We now have a contract on a property across the road from my parents house. The one week sale of our property surprised us and left us no time to get the financing started for either building or buying a new place. If everything comes together we should be moving again PERMANENTLY by the end of September. More details to come.
Dad is hanging in there. A few more treatments to go and he will be done. They have taken a lot out of him. He has lost weight and is very tired. Our move happened at the right time. Never doubt divine timing even when it is exhausting and/or frustrating. We are back to spend what time he has left with him, to help out Mom because we don’t like to leave Dad alone anymore and to help my sister and brother-in-law keep up with the family property. Eventually we will tackle that *&$#* kudzu!
Another plus to our move is that we are closer to our kids and grandkids. One hour closer to Charleston, SC and St. John USVI where my kids live, doesn’t seem like much in my case, but it centralizes all their family in one geographical area for ease of travel when they do get home to visit. We got to babysit one of the grands last weekend and get to know more about her 7 year old world. Until now our time with the grands has been when there was a big family gathering and no real one-on-one time to get to know them. There are plans for a once a month Sunday lunch to see as many as possible as often as possible and keep up with their lives. It’s not easy when you have eight kids and six grandkids all going different directions.
Overall it has been a good move and we are excited to spend time with friends and family we have been too far away from. We are looking forward to settling into the new place and making a new home to build good memories in.
Have a great week and trust the timing.