Its kind of weird starting over. Even though we’ve owned our home for the past 12 years, it’s still new to us. And moving to a house is really new!
No longer do we have the continual rocking of the boat. No longer do we hear outboard engines zooming by us at all hours of the night, or the sounds of people arguing with each other wafting across the water. Now we hear the cows mooing as they graze in the pastures just down the street, and the sound of the train blowing it’s whistle as they rumble thru town.
I’ll miss the water though. The morning sun as it sparkles across the water, the sounds of the seals blowing air as they break thru the water. I’ll miss the birdlife that appear at various times of the year, the coots in the winter, the pelicans in the spring.
But we were ready to move… ready for a new beginning!
Our house has been our vacation home for so long, that I was nervous about waking up in time to go to work. I set my alarm at 5:45 am, even though I almost always wake up at 5:00! I wanted to be sure I got down to the office in time for my morning meetings.
“So, what is it like in your new office?” my co worker asked.
“Weird! But at least everything on my desk is in the same place as my old office.”
I keep sitting at my new desk looking over at the couch and sitting area I’ve created. “I can’t believe I’m here,” I keep thinking. “And this is where I get to work!”
So far, the only hiccup I’ve run into is with UPS. We have UPS deliveries up here, but I didn’t think about the fact that they can not just pop by your office in an hour to pick up your package! I spoke with the driver, Josh, today. “Here’s our number. When you have a delivery, just call the office in the morning, and we’ll put you on our route.”
So far, small town life is wonderful!