This evening I went for a nice long bike ride through the wheat fields, with trusty Morgan dog running along side me. It was a very soothing way to close out the day.
We are FINALLY unpacked for the most part and getting settled in to life out here on the farm. The transition was not without a few bumps. But now that we are here and have our household arranged, I'm finding I really do savor the peace and privacy.
Over the weekend I went through all the boxes in my office and got my work space all in order. We're starting to hang pictures and have put up curtains throughout the house. (Just the pretty fru-fru kind that go over the mini-blinds...wasn't an essential thing so we took our own sweet time getting around to it, but I must say they make the place look much homier.) The basement still has a bunch of stuff I need to figure out, but our living space is now cozy and comfortable.
We have found a family that wants to buy our house in Athena. We've chosen to rent it to them on a 9 month lease while we wait to see if their house sells so they can close the deal. They have three young daughters and all of them were so excited to move in.
Piece by piece the transitions we set in motion this summer are settling in.
I still have my moments when I miss all I left behind...but the longer we live here the more certain I am it was absolutely the right decision for us.