Yes, the decision was made this morning. A few minutes, ago, actually.
Anyone know of some land for sale somewhere? I prefer winters...real winters, not the crud slop we've had in past years. Dewey prefers mild and temperate. I'm thinking maybe Missouri, or even Kansas...oh, wait, maybe eastern Tennessee or Kentucky, in the hills. I just need some sort of winter fix each year.
Oh, for my dear husband, who is no doubt reading this thinking "what's going on?!" here is the why as to our moving...and the sooner the better...
The dogs brought us a treat -- to the front porch -- to the front steps --
And, just in case you can't get good enough reception of viewing here....let me zoom in a bit... (thank you, thank you Lord for a 34x zoom on our camera....)
Yes, that's a r....enlarged, pointy-nosed, long-tailed rodent...we don't use the 'r' word here. It's forbidden. This is one of those large mouse creatures we do not speak of out loud. (you think I'm joking -- our Rod &Staff readers have pictures of these 'r' things in them and every one of my children -- except the older smart-alec ones -- substitute the word mouse or rodent for it every time they come to it. Yes, I am no doubt messing up my children psychologically...send me the bill later.)
I am still shaking. Yes, it's dead. Goodness, I'd of had a heart attack if it had the least ounce of breathing still going on! Matthew went to dispose of the nasty thing and I'll be darned if the cat didn't fight him for it then run under the trailer! Slow children annoy me. Fast cats annoy me.
I am a homesteader fraud. Now you know my secret. It's all a sham. I'm not the rural-living sort in reality. When push comes to shove...'r' comes to my dwelling place...I'm done. I'd just as soon live in downtown New York City or Manhattan. All concrete, all the time. I know they have them too, but with the hustle ad bustle, who'd take any notice? Out here, serene rural living and all that hype, you find you have time to take notice of things such as this.
I've been here 3 years and have been blessed enough to not take notice of them. Now they are taking notice of me. Right off the front porch.
That's too much. Time to pack up and move. We moved here from Illinois with only 8 days notice. Purged and packed a full 2 story house and barns and hauled it most of it here, start to finish, in 8 days. Dewey is about a 6 hour drive, and I'm not even going to the barn or workshed to do any gathering or packing....I can have the trailer packed and loaded and meet him on the road!
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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