This month seems to have snuck up on me. It feels like we’ve only just moved into our house, but we’ve been here for 5 1/2 months already! How can that be? I’m not even remotely ready for Christmas, and I see on my computer’s calendar that it’s two weeks away. Is this some kind of cruel joke?!
Things are going well around here, although it feels like everything is taking way longer than it should, because we seem to end up having to re-do everything at least once (more on that another time). Despite the problems, the house is coming together and the end is almost in sight (although I’m sure it’s still a year or more off!).
Aside from the house, we’ve met some wonderful people and are really enjoying being a part of this new community. There’s such a remarkable difference between small town life and city life – I know more people after 5 months here than I did after 12 years in town. The kids had no problem making friends, and I hear “I love living here” on a fairly regular basis.
We’re freaking out about money, as is everyone these days. We kept reassuring ourselves that if we blew the budget too badly while building, we could always just sell the house (not that we would ever want to!), but that doesn’t appear to be an option in the current market. So, our frugal-living skills are being put to the test. I’ve been taking lots of photos and formulating blog posts in my head, but with all that we’ve been doing lately I find that the last thing I want to do at the end of a long day is sit down and write about it. Hopefully inspiration will strike and I’ll return to regular posts in the not-too-distant future – we’ve got lots of catching up to do!