Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Until I Return....

So yesterday we traveled to Hobbit Cottage for the final inspection and oh! It looked much prettier than I remembered it.

It also looked much smaller.  heh.

Oh well! I'll just play up the 'cozy look' and too, living there will be such marvelous discipline for Tom and me after having been such bad kids, you know, for bringing home so much junk over the years. The tininess of Hobbit Cottage will certainly keep us in line.

And wow, the excitement after we drove away.... We decided to take a different route home so we drove down just one block, turned left, and then six or seven blocks later poof! We were at the light in front of our favorite supermarket(!)

My oh my oh my. That may sound like a tiny (or even unpleasant) thing to you, but to us it spelled bliss. For three years we've traveled over 8 miles just to shop for groceries and now we'll be only 8 blocks away, a trip made even more delicious because that street totally bypasses a very busy boulevard. Our own private, quiet, short, pleasant way to the market. Happy sigh.

Wow. Now that's my idea of the simple life, something I never did find out here in the countryside (though heaven knows I searched).

And yet, of course, we'll miss our tiny idyllic town. These kind, country folks who live at a slower pace, and the way you can go anywhere and be recognized, the sweet town library and friendly cafe's, etc. And yet? From the 'burbs we can drive out here anytime in good weather to see what's new. Some of our neighbors have already invited us to drop by to see them, even.

Well, anyway... this will be my final post for awhile, perhaps a week or so. Today we buy Hobbit Cottage, tomorrow we'll take a few boxes there and on Friday the movers arrive to take us away from Healing Acres, the place where we enjoyed living out some long-held farm fantasies. But now it's time to move on to new adventures in the 'burbs and I hope each of you will be here when I return to write about them.

Though actually? I'll be taking you with me (won't the house feel quite tiny then!) and keeping a running conversation with you inside my head as I go about creating a brand new life. I hope you're ready to go! :)


A special thanks for your sweet notes and congratulations!


Want to hear a wild 'coincidence'? Exactly one year ago today Tom was laid-off from his job. And now on this day, we are buying a house. Is God good or what?



Rita said...

I am so happy you have a tiny little house. Do you know how much more time you will have? You can read, play in the flowers and pots, feed the birds if you choose to. Even add a nice 4 season or screened in porch to the back for a bit more enjoyable space. I love my screened in porch and would like it even more if it were four season. I love reading Cozy Little House blog. You can find her by googling her blog. She is moving to a tiny house and I know she is going to be so inspiring as she has a lot of talents and one is decorating a small space.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Debra. Can't wait to read of your new adventures; I'm so excited for you. Hugs, Joyce

Dolores said...

Good Luck Tom and Debra!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I look forward to you sharing with us about your new life at Hobbit Cottage.
Lisa :o)

Mrs. Mac said...

Can't wait until you return. What a happy day for you an Tom.

Nan said...

I'm happy that you are so very happy! It shall be fun following you on this next adventure!

Morning's Minion said...

Wishing you strength and sanity for these next few hectic days.
When moving into a new-to-us house the first thing I do--after settling the cats-is to get a bed set up and made--then find the teakettle!

K.E. said...

"They" say a place always looks smaller without furniture - weird huh?
Just imagine how huge it will look after you get all your (pared down) treasures in there!
Happy moving!

Pearl said...

Good luck Debra you sound so happy, new adventures are so fun. Watch your backs!

Saija said...

i know the walk you are on! since we sold the cottage 6 years ago ... moved into our country rental for a year ... then bought the condo (which is 1 short blocks from everything!!!!) ... so YAY for Debra & Tom ... looking forward to hearing how hobbit cottage works out for you guys ... life is good - all the time!!!

Anonymous said...

All the best Debra..moving is tiring so take it easy, one day at a time.


Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Traveling and Moving Mercies to you, Debra and Tom! I am so amazed at what you have accomplished and very eager to hear about life in Hobbit Cottage. I know it will be an adjustment, but such a burden lifted, and a very real blessing to you both!

Beth said...

I've vicariously enjoyed your adventure into hobby farming (and learned from you NOT to do it). Have a safe a pleasant move into your cottage and we'll be waiting for your return!