We’re still sifting through the excess at our old house, trying to be very careful about what we bring into this much smaller home. But we’ve got new license plates, farm chores, and choppy internet connection, so we’ve taken the first steps toward becoming country-folk.
Our new home has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a living room, eat-in kitchen, and a laundry room. It’s cozy. A glorified cabin. And so far, we love it. From a housekeeping perspective, it’s much easier to clean without getting overwhelmed. From a family perpective, this self-imposed physical closeness has quite the potential for fostering greater family unity.
Of course there are home improvements (big and small) that I’d like to tackle down the road, but my desire to take these things on is tempered by the memory of the snowball effect that took place when we remodeled our last house.
There’s a peace that awaits us in simple living. We’ve had a taste of it these last few days. The art of keeping life simple will always be one of our struggles, but this move to the country has been a most wonderful help.