We are finally getting settled in after moving. I was at my old home for over 22 years and had become a bad pack rat. We have now tossed over 80 bags of garbage (the large 39 gallon bags) and will be selling off my Kawasaki motorcycle collection and other junk I have collected over the years. I just don’t want so much stuff anymore.
Moving during this horribly cold winter was not fun but thankfully we got through it. It was not a planned move as we lost our home but it had lost nearly half it’s value and none of the government programs were able to help us so we had to move on. We are grateful to the few friends we have that helped us during this rough time. I am especially grateful for my aunt, who I call Mom, as she let us stay with her for just over a month while we found a new place and sorted through all our stuff. Ironically we rented our old shop (it went out of business in October and the building is still empty) to store all of our stuff for a month.It made it so much easier to sort through everything and it gave us a place to keep our rescued cats. Our dog was able to stay with us so it worked out amazingly well. We were blessed in this regard.
We are very happy with our new place. We are on the edge of town now and in a rustic area just a block away from the Rock River. It is beautiful and very quiet as we are near the end of a dead end road. After living on a very busy street this is a wonderful change. We are living in an old barn that was converted into a home. It is so charming and has such a warm feel to it. We feel so blessed to have made it through this rough period. I just got our internet connection and wi-fi hooked up 2 days ago which is why I haven’t been online much or updated this blog. Here are a few pictures of our new home. I will post some more once all the snow and ice melts.