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.
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...