Monday, August 31, 2009

Okay, so here's the deal

The kids and I are pretty much shacked up at the farm now, and they start school tomorrow.  

Poor ol' Jethro is still at the house, going to work, until our house is sold.

Of course, we'll have to actually put a For Sale sign on it to sell it.  

After that, we temporarily live here until we can find a farm of our own.  

I have mixed feelings about the whole thing, which I'm telling myself is perfectly normal.  Hey, I'm being normal!!!  Wow.  I mean, I love being in the country.  But I miss my little house and my friends.  I really miss seeing my man regularly.

The good thing is, I like my folks, and that's handy when I'm living with them temporarily.  

More good things:

Lucy the Feral Housecat in the Sky with Diamonds absolutely LOVES this big old farmhouse with all its hidden nooks and dark corners.  

Dobby the Former Town Dog is really digging this whole country life thing.  We don't go for walks on a leash anymore.  We go for RUNS in the long grass.  

Bucky hangs with my Ol' Man, driving around in the old truck, scrapping things, welding things, fixing things.  I think they might go to McYuk's or Timmy Snortons every now and then too.

I opened Tribble's bedroom window our first night here, and across the yard, our Little Mare made a snorting noise over by the fence.  This is what we get to listen to at night.  Of course, there are also giant trucks swishing down the highway at all hours, but between jake-brakes we can hear snuffly horse noises.

Barn cats.  

When Jethro is here, he's far enough away from the studio that he can forget about work for a few hours. (I hope.)

We ride every day.  Our horses keep getting better and better.

The kids drive the 4 wheeler and the winter van.

It's not long distance to call my bestest friend. 

Tribble can get violin lessons from her Grandpar.  

Bucky can fix things in his Papa's shop.  

I'm feeling like the weight is lifting off my chest every time I look out the window.  

I'm still facing a heap of troubles, like usual.  Will that ever change?  Does anybody have a trouble-free life?  I highly doubt it.  I am determined to find a way to get my husband, kids, and horses on the same property and at this point I almost don't care what property that is.  


The kids are handling this better than expected.  They're already comfortable here, since they've spent a lifetime of weekends and holidays here.  Me?  I'm handling.  

Stay tuned.  There will be more to this new adventurous phase of my life...


Heidi Willis said...

I know it isn't, but this sounds like heaven.

Keep focusing on all those good things. I'm so glad there are so many good things!

pseudosu said...

Way to step into the future you want kiddo. It takes a lot of courage to make such a big change.

For now it does sound wonderful.

mugwump said...


Sydney said...

woo hoo! Horse farm for the win!!

Just don't go crazy at your rents and you will be alright. Who could go crazy with horses right outside your window?

hayseed said...

It will be fine-and you'll feel better once you have your little family and all of your stuff around you. Any luck finding a farm yet?

Heidi the Hick said...

We haven't even been looking seriously at this point, partly because moving ourselves out here while selling the house is really brain consuming. He hasn't had time to do anything to the house because he's been, you know, working for a living.

However, on the road into town to school the kids and I point at farms with old houses and bank barns (not even necessarily magazine-pretty ones!) and announce, "I'd live there."

So like I said, it's just crawling with farms out here. There has got to be a suitable one for us with a for Sale sign on it... right around the time we're ready...

Still kinda scary. I'm not sure how we're going to pull this off.

But dudes. seriously. I've been wrestling with this all summer and considering the stress I should be a total mess right now, but I'm pretty okay.

I pet my horses several times daily, and they're all clean and shiny, and my soul feels better for it.

Heidi the Hick said...

Oh yeah- also I've been SO FREAKIN' BUSY since I got here, I hardly have time to think.


CindyDianne said...

Heidi - BIG changes for you and me!

You moved back home and I moved into an RV!

Here is the deal about getting what you want...

You have to step out in the fear and grab it! Good for you and Jethro!

marsh to the fore said...

I like CindyDiane's comment about having to step out into the fear and grabbing it.

That is a piece of homespun philosophy I really like.

Heidi the Hick said...

Marsh - she's good for bits of wisdom like that!

CindyD- I read your RV posts with interest because in so many ways I could see my life parallel to yours... only yours looks like more fun!

I kept real quiet about this because I wasn't sure how it was gonna work out. So yeah, I guess you could say I'm stepping out in the fear, or maybe walking all over it, depending on how confident I am that day. Whooo boy.

Kimber said...

I got one word for you: YEEEEEE-HAWW! Okay, so technically that's two words, but you catch my drift.

Aside from marrying D, moving to Someday was the best decision I ever made. I don't think you'll regret leaving the city behind to pursue country life. I wanna give you a virtual high-five!

Nicole said...

This all sounds very exciting, Heidi! And, no, I don't think anyone has a trouble-free life. Having just bought my own little "farmette," I can say that the real work is now just beginning. Wouldn't have it any other way, though.