Counting Down with some fun storms…


It’s funny how close the big move is yet how far away it seems all at the same time! When we say it out loud..”we will be on the road next Thursday” it seems right around the corner but the days just feel like they are slowly dragging by.

Yesterday evening a decent storm ran through Carmel and our neighbors poor Maple tree had a hard time. By hard time I mean half of it collapsed…into our side and back yards.

Luckily there wasn’t any damage. Just a mess to clean up 🙂

Then today for a good portion of the afternoon we were bombarded by extremely loud and annoying Tornado Warning alerts on our phones. Yea it’s good to know but jeeze…can we turn those pesky things off? -note to self: CALL AT&T ASAP & get those darned things turned off-

We are excited to be moving to a place where tornadoes are not touching ground less than 10 miles away. 🙂 Now we just have to make it there without one coming through our neighborhood first!

Other than that Chris is working and I am “studying” Permaculture. So much to learn before we pick out land. I ordered 2 books on the subject. One a beginner’s guide to Permaculture which is supposed to be easy to follow and one on homesteading with Permaculture influences. Once read we’ll let you know if we found them useful. Also more posts on Permaculture and homesteading to come.

We also talked to our wonderful Real Estate Agent Martini ( real name Martina but we like Martini) today. She has been very helpful to us in pre-screening properties to see if they have some basic requirements on our end ( secondary water source, well, largely timbered etc) She goes out to the properties to send pictures and see if the land is what we are looking for and she lets us send her lists of endless properties and questions. We are very grateful that she has been so willing to help us the past 2-3 months.

That is all we have for you right now..we hope wherever you are you are getting to enjoy similar rain storms like we were lucky enough to get today!



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