We are in the slow process of moving into our new house. Technically it’s not ours yet, but we have a fair amount of confidence that it will work out.
Yesterday I arrived at our new property hauling our 30 foot trailer. We have lived in the trailer for the last year and we need to move our stuff to the house and store the trailer. So the trailer needs to be at the new house.
The problem is that there is a long narrow driveway from the new road up to the new house and at the end of the driveway there is parking for about 2, maybe 3 cars. There really isn’t a good place to park a trailer. So I pulled it to the side of the driveway, figuring that it would be out of the way and after we get our stuff out, we won’t really need it anyway.
Evidently, the side of the driveway was pretty soft. I knew that before I pulled over there, but I figured it would be fine. In hind site, I don’t know why on earth I ever would have figured that. So I got the trailer off the driveway where it is leaning at a pretty good angle and the van got stuck in the mud. I got the trailer disconnected from the van and the neighbor pulled the van out with his pickup. I don’t think the trailer is going anywhere until the ground dries out. In Washington, the ground should start to dry in August.
Otherwise we are liking the house. It’s nothing fancy and it has its share of weird stuff going on, but it’s the newest house we’ve ever lived in.
It is also the first time in a year that we have had a toilet in our house. We didn’t have a place to dump black water in the trailer, so we didn’t ever use that toilet. It is a great novelty to be able to go to the bathroom without leaving the building. Things are really moving up in the world.
The boys ran around in circles for hours last night. I think the extra space is good for them. I am still excited for them to discover the 5 acres outside where they could run around and scream without hurting my ears.
Since we have so little stuff, we’ve just been bringing in arm fulls of stuff as we need it. It’s a slow process, but we should be finished up fairly soon.
The only problem is that I’m excited to farm and I still have to finish moving and getting settled before I can get started. Oh, and my job, I have a job to do as well. With a little patients, everything is going to work out great. If only I had patients.