We went to the new place last weekend. We had to drop some boxes at my friend's house(she's letting us store them there), so we thought we may as well check on the progress.
I hadn't realized until I posted these on Facebook that I haven't shared a picture of the new place yet. I have been kind of hesitant to do so.
Totally stupid reason.
Part of me was embarrassed to admit that we are moving into essentially a mobile home park. I have heard many words to describe the type of dwelling my new home is. Park model. Pre fabricated housing.
But let's be honest: It's a single wide mobile home.
And I love it.
I never though I would be thrilled to say I am going to be moving into a single wide mobile home trailer.
But I am. More than thrilled. Ecstatic actually.
WHO CARES WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?? They can take a long walk off a short pier.
Like my Sees-ter said to me the other night: Lots of people move into mobile home parks when they retire! You're just getting a head start! Lol.
Also, the saying "you don't know what you've got until it's gone?" It's 100% true.
For 18 months I have been without a home.
Without a faithful companion(the furry kind).
Without a functioning kitchen.
I did not realize how much I took those things for granted until I didn't have them anymore.
I'm over the top happy to be having these things again. I will not take them for granted again.
And I have always, always wanted to live closer to nature. It wasn't something I thought I could ever do, living in such a suburban area. The fact that I can do so now, and still be relatively close to work is amazing. A dream come true.
So, the new place is coming along. They are still working on the deck. Next the skirting will go on. After that the electricity. We will have a land line telephone installed, as we don't get cell phone service up there.
I'm still on the fence about cable. We simply don't watch a lot of tv. I hate the thought of paying to not watch tv. We watch most of our shows online. I think if we have Internet that will be sufficient.
I'm not sure. We'll see.
Soooooo......here's some pictures of the new place.
This vantage point is from what will be our "driveway". We will have to have some gravel put down so it doesn't get too muddy when it rains. Not that we have to worry about that with the drought we are having.
See the oak trees? Beautiful! And we are building a fence around the outside for when we get a dog The fence there on the left(next to the tree) is the boundary of our property, so it will be a nice sized area for a yard. And a garden.
This is so much better than apartment living. So much better.
This has truly been the longest six weeks of my life.
22 days, 6 hours, and 53 minutes.