There is waaay too much to write about, so I will condense it a bit and say... we've moved! Yep, we spent our first full day living at our farm this past Sunday. We were surrounded by boxes and too many projects that need to be done to even begin to list, but we are at the farm! And our old house is almost completely fixed up and staged to be put on the market. Mike and I worked lots of 10-hour days during my vacation from work and it was truly exhausting. But most of it is done now - at least for the first stage of moving. We're leaving all our "real" furniture at the old house, along with lots of books and items to make it look inviting y'know. When it sells, we'll have to rent a storage unit to put all that in until we add on the the cabin. Our storage shed and chicken house are now stuffed to the gills with our belongings... mostly tools and building materials.
Our new commute is a doozy. For me it's only temporary until I retire, but Mike will have to make the trek until he retires - and we don't know when that will be yet since he's still a young'un. But at least he is his own boss and can drive in on his own schedule, unlike the way it is now. My drive used to take 30 minutes and I got up around 5:15 a.m. Now it takes and hour just to get from our cabin to our old house, where I pick up my vehicle and go on to work, which takes the same 30 minutes that it used to. That's one long commute! When we sell our house, we'll shoot straight in to my work though and it will be faster. Fortunately, we drive in together from the cabin and that's super nice. I wonder how people who drive similar commutes every day, day-in and day-out handle it. I guess we all do what we have to do, and adjust to the changes. We're also adapting to getting up at 4:30 a.m. now too, but that's nothing for me though because I've done it for years and years.
This morning when we left the cabin it was 5:30 and there were stars all over the dark sky sparkling like diamonds. It was a sight to behold just before leaving for work and helped start the day off with a little punch of "wow". It was like a special little gift. My mind is muddled with everything we need to do, but I am thrilled to be living in our little cabin after all this time. That's my birthday gift from Mike this year - to be at our farm... and what a grand gift it is!