Not bad at all.
This new space we have been looking forward to, and are just starting to get used to calling home is somewhat overwhelming, to say the least. I keep looking around at a house that is exactly triple the size of our last home, with an acre of very un-landscaped land, thinking: "Are we ready for this?!" Along with the sheer gratitude and excitement to have this place, at long last, comes a helluva list of Things to Do. Water heater to replace (check!), propane tank to fill (check!), firewood to buy, one of two ovens kaput (two ovens, though, not complaining!), waiting on a washer and dryer to be delivered (exactly how much laundry does a move incur?! A lot.), and an ancient curmudgeon of a furnace that has reached retirement age and then some (a mere two years younger than me...so, 24, right? Um, yeah...), a garden to plan, trees to learn how to care for... All these teething issues are beautifully balanced out by the lovely welcome the Island is giving to our family. The view of the water, a gorgeous space for kids to run and play, a morning cup of coffee while taking in a stunner of a sunrise, the kind teachers at our new school, every friendly Islander we've interacted with, has been more than enough to convince us that we chose well.
Cooking will begin again soon, along with recipes to share, now that we've got hot water in the kitchen...knitting warm gear needs to happen, as we've got a huge space to heat and are a little fearful of that first bill...remodeling and redecorating stories to share once we settle in a little bit more...This Oddysey is happening, my friends.
Have a wonderful day.