We’re all packed up and moved out. We made our final push on the 16th of June to vacate the house. It was had day of packing – trying to fit it all in the cattle trailer we borrowed from a friend. Unfortunately we didn’t have room for everything. Had to leave the sheep (3), my mobile chicken coop, and a cultivator, but I just couldn’t bring myself to go back – time to move on and get this experiment started. We had so much stuff, I had to rent another 40′ Sea van to put it all in (its actually cheaper to rent the Sea van than self-storage, plus you don’t have to haul it again).
I’ve been edgy for several weeks. Lots of projects to do at Amber Oaks, being separated by 3 hours was a significant obstacle. I just wasn’t motivated to work on anything at Stillwater as I knew I would be leaving soon. So I’m glad to be just 15 minutes away now. We are staying with Mary Jane & Robert Hammack (Molly’s folks) until our house is built. I’ve spent several hours at the ranch since we’ve been here, working on various things that needed to be done. I have a huge list, so there will be no shortage of work. Katelyn and I finished the roof on the well house, and I wired in my air compressor. The heat is brutal, but I hope to get a few hours in in the morning and evening (between my day job). The builders dropped off their equipment and materials this week, and will start in earnest next week – exciting! My overhead doors are being delivered on Monday, and I ordered my appliances yesterday. Hopefully the windows will show up next week too – don’t want to delay the builders.
Since things are finally progressing, the posts will be coming more frequently. Keep checking back, and check us out on Facebook for impromptu updates.