I know it must seem I have faded off into the sunset lately, but I really am still here. I've been kind of regrouping and getting over the heat of the summer while taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather. We have been working on things around here and trying as best we can to get ready for winter. I've also been considering the path that this blog has taken and the path that I myself am on. Blogging had to take a backseat for awhile. To be honest I haven't quite known what to even write about anymore. Burnout? Maybe.
Since the beginning of this blog my focus has mostly been on prepping for the uncertain future. Lately I've had to do some serious thinking about the way things have changed for us. Why? Because now my focus has turned in a bit of a different direction. I haven't tossed in the "prepper towel" but am now having to do some serious adjustments. Funny, I never even thought about the changes that would naturally have to take place once we finally got to our "destination". I've been so focused on "getting there" I needed to take a little time to get it through my head that things will be forever different now. A dream has been realized and a new stage of life has begun. I know it sounds silly but .... there is a big difference in planning it and actually doing it. Now, don't read anything more into that than there is. I'm ecstatic to be on our land. The prepping focus has naturally had to change a bit. Heck my whole life has taken a "bit of a change"!!
Some of you are probably thinking "Wow, It sure has taken her awhile to get used to the idea" but you have to realize how long it has taken to finally get here. And once here all the things that had to be done so we could actually live here comfortably. Without Mars it would have been impossible. His being a "jack of all trades" has saved our butts tons of money we didn't have. From fixing a well that had a pump stuck down about 80 feet and hooking up the water, digging ditches for the waterlines and installing them, wiring up the breaker box for the electricity and hardwiring to the house, locating the "lost septic tank" and getting the lines dug and hooked up, clearing land and tilling up garden spaces, and working on turning an old falling down structure into a real barn.
Things are settling down into a sort of a routine now that all that has been done. Of course there are still at least a million other things to do, but I don't mind. We are finally on our own land and that is the most wonderful feeling in the world.
I guess what this post is really about is apologizing to you guys for not having posted more lately. Sorry for the rambling ......
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