Monday, July 7, 2014

Settling In

I can still hardly grasp that this is the view from my front porch!

So trying to say that this move has been smooth and stress free would be an outright lie. The original cause of the stress, of course, would be moving to a new town. Having to pick your life up and move it from one city to another is not easy at all! To add to that stress, when we first got here the AC wasn't working. Now, it's June/July in Southern Nevada which means triple digit temperatures. It was well over 100 degrees our first night here and I can't sleep when I am hot. 

Our second morning here we discovered that we had NO cold water pressure. Talk about a nightmare! We had to deal with plumbing issues for about 5 days. All of the remaining money we had saved had to be used for it. As I said NIGHTMARE! 

I know all of this sounds like I am whining, but in reality it's the exact opposite. These issues that we have run into have, yes pushed us to our breaking point and we have shed quite a few tears wondering how we are going to make this all work but, the people we have met because of this make the whole thing almost completely worth it. I mean, when you think small town you probably think Mayberry, neighbors helping one another, things like that. These are exactly the things we have run into. I was driving through a parking lot here and an older mans car had broke down in the middle of the driving lane, instead of pulling up behind him and honking then whipping around him two men, one going the opposite direction stopped there cars and helped him push his into a spot. Just tonight we saw a very nice man buy a homeless woman food and drink. These man came and worked on our house and we didn't have to pay a dime for labor cost we just had to cover materials. I can almost guarantee that in Las Vegas had the situation been the same, where these men just showed up to our home to fix what needed fixed it would have all come out of our pocket and we would be so far in debt our children would feel it.

These instances are one reason we wanted to get out of the city, why we wanted small town/ country living

We have 5 acres of land. 5 ACRES. We can't even wrap our heads around what we are going to do with all this space. We are going to give homesteading a go though. A farm/garden are definitely the top of our list. There is an 8 car garage that will work very well as a workshop:

 As well as a smaller third building that will work fantastically as a photography studio for myself with a little work: 

This is definitely the start of a wonderful journey for us, one that our kids are excited for as well. I hope you will follow along and if you have any tips, pointers, advice or questions don't hesitate! I love hearing from you!

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