Wednesday, January 23, 2008


1/23/08 update on our move: Sleep deprivation has set in. Jim and I are getting, maybe, 5 or so hours of sleep each night and it's catching up to us. Last night, it was about 11:20pm when we both independently realized we were doing stupid stuff. I slipped and fell down the stairs. Jim kept trying to fit something into a box that was clearly never going to fit. We looked at each other and said "time to stop".

On the plus side, we have gotten a tremendous amount done. Every room in my house looks like this currently:

I do want to mention, for this next photo, that Jim and I have gotten almost all of our packing boxes for free by borrowing from friends and...visiting the liquor store. Our new neighbors are going to think we have a problem...(or want to party with us!)

What's disturbing is that there is STILL more to pack. To my unrested brain, the garage and the attic have manifested themselves into hideously evil places that refill themselves with more random junk each time I feel like I'm almost packed. (I also hear cackling laughter each time I go into either of those rooms, but I'm hoping that's just in my head.)

We did, however, manage to overcome our weariness this morning, when, for the first time since November, we drove out to our new house. It was sunny and the sky was an absolutely brilliantly clear blue. It was also only 22 degrees out! The former-owner met us there and handed over the house keys.
We are officially farm-dwelling, country property owners!
This is really what the title of my post today should have been. But I'm so damn tired, I didn't think of it until just now. :-)


  1. WoooHOooo! Congrats on the new home! That has to feel great. After you catch up on all your sleep I bet you will be chompin at the bit to get all the projects going.

  2. Yay! You are a farmgirl now. Make sure you get some sleep and have some shitty dreams!

  3. Congratulations!

    If there's alcohol stashed in any of those boxes I volunteer to help you unpack. =)

  4. Congratulations...You made it!!! It is so reassuring to hear of someone with a dream and has actually found a way to manifest it completely! You are a true inspiration! Sleep time will come...

  5. Oh Danni you are cracking me up! Congratulations on the keys and the house and the farm!

  6. Congratulations!!! I know the feeling well, doing the boxing, having the sleep deprivation and GETTING THE KEYS! That's a great feeling!

  7. Hi frugalmom: Thanks for your good wishes! As tired as I am, I am terribly excited to get going on my projects!!

    sugarcreekstuff!! You force me to explain to everyone that you aren't really wishing me bad dreams, merely teasing me about the fact that you and I share a very bizarre type of recurring dream. And that's ALL I'm gonna say about THAT! :-)

    Thank you, robin!! No, no alcohol in those boxes, unfortunately. That has all been packed up in the in the fish hatchery food boxes. Duh!! :-)

    Hi judy, an inspiration, huh? Cool! Seriously, though, thank you. It's going to take me a while to really believe that we've actually pulled this off!

    Hey ms. mindi-in-between...thank you! It's pretty awesome.
    We must have a very similar sense of humor, because your posts keep cracking me up, too! You *were* meaning to be funny, right? :-) :-) :-)

    Thanks Fay - it's amazing, isn't it? I feel like I'm absolutely punishing my body right now but, you know...this is the stuff memories are made of.

  8. Wow, keys! That's a big day. Congratulations, get some sleep, and watch out for those stairs!

  9. Hey Meg - Ha, ha, that's what I was thinking - those dang stairs totally have it in for me. Just like the attic and the garage!! Thanks for the congrats. People are raving about your rain barrel blogs - keep up the great writing! :-)

  10. Congrats!! Farm girl indeed!! Keep us posted, we're all so excited for you!

  11. and her Mom said,
    Congratulations on getting the keys to your new home. Packing is quite a chore that seems to never end but when you get to your new home, it will all be worth it.

  12. Congratulations! How exciting.

  13. Yahoo! I can see goats in your future!!!

  14. Congratulations!! I can't wait to join you in country living. Our move day is Saturday. We are in the midst of chaos right now and joining you on sleep deprivation.


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