To say that I am excited about our move is the understatement of the century! I already have the chicken cages loaded into the back seat of my car! I have not one iota, jot or tittle of regret or remorse about leaving this place behind! Nada, Zip, Zilch. If there is anything I will miss, it’s the Independently owned little Italian ‘dive’ down the way that has the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten in my life, including their pizza. They make their own bread and pizza dough there, and it’s baked fresh daily. I’ll probably miss the snow cone place down the road, too. That’s it! My honey is coming with me, along with my chickens. What more does a girl need?
Everything is moving right along with the contract on our house, and the Buyers have ordered the appraisal. The only possible hangup at this point would be if the house doesn’t appraise for what they Buyers are paying for it. We think we will be okay. We will close by mail or electronically on June 30.
Bud’s last day is this Friday, June 6th, and we will be gone within the next two days after that. It all depends on how quickly we can get the flatbed and cars loaded up. We have already made our ‘big’ move with the furniture. There is no way that all of the rest of our stuff will fit in our cars and the flatbed, and there is no way it will fit in the house, either, so we are still furiously trying to give things away.
I’m not sure how long it will take for us to get our phone line and Internet service hooked up. We will not be able to use the Internet (except with our Smart Phones) including reading or posting blogs until we get hooked up. I will catch up with blogs when we are back amongst the living with our Internet. There are no phone jacks in the house, so that might delay things. We’ve heard that the ‘DSL’ Internet there is really slow because the phone lines are old, but we really want to stay away from Satellite Internet if we can. All of them have a limit as to how much data you can use, much like our Smart Phones. Since we will have a LAN line with long distance, we are planning on ditching our Smart Phones at some point and getting one or two cell phones (possibly prepaid) for emergencies only. Smart phones are getting a little too spooky for me, anyway. I hear that the Facebook App is going to start listening in to your surroundings.
“Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its smartphone app that can turn on users’ microphones and listen to what’s happening around them to identify songs playing or television being watched.”
Read the rest of the article: >Facebook Wants To Listen In On What You Are Doing<
Sorry Big Bro…that straw just broke the camel’s back for me.
Speaking of Facebook, I have deactivated my account. I don’t think it’s permanent, but you never know. I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I love being in contact with my family and close friends…especially nieces and nephews that I wouldn’t otherwise have contact with. I have loved that part of it. HOWEVER…My friends list always seems to grow and get out of hand, and before I know it, I feel weighted down with the rest of the ‘junk’. I have enough stress in my life right now. I don’t need any more on top of it.
I posted this video on my Facebook, and I’d like to post it here so it will be immortalized and kept forever. Did I ever tell you that I absolutely HATE, destest, and loathe these Gulf Coast, moisture-loving roaches? I will be so happy to leave these suckers behind. Give me some mice and snakes. I’ll take them any day over these things!
If you can’t watch this video, here is a link to the upload at Vimeo
I hadn’t planned on growing a garden this year since we would be moving at the beginning of the Summer. Some of the feed back from the showings complained about the small back yard. (Amazingly, no one complained about the hen house!) There were two empty garden boxes filled with dirt clods, so I decided to go ahead and plant the garden boxes to make the backyard more appealing. It has been the most beautiful and healthy garden I’ve had since I started making attempts at it 10 years ago. I have always been ashamed that I could not grow squash, but this year, for the first time, I understand the inundation that most people talk about in relation to growing their own squash. I even gave some to the widow lady across the street yesterday…because one can only eat so much squash before they get sick of it.
I had been getting yellow squash, and I didn’t think I had any zucchini yet. After a big and heavy rain the other day, it temporarily flattened the plants. I saw something, looked a little closer, and there, buried underneath all of those big luscious squash leaves, I found the Zucchini that ate Houston! It was huge! I’m going to make Paleo Zucchini muffins out of him. Hehe. I have also found several yellow squash that have fused together, which I thought was interesting. I have nicknamed them the Bobsie Squash.
I over-planted the garden–I usually do. I have two kinds of squash, some tomato plants and some pepper plants, which have pretty much been buried by the squash plants, but I have gotten some peppers off of the plants. They were huge by the time I found them. I have added the butter dish in there for perspective.
That’s all of the news from Lake Winnipesaukee.
I bid you, Adieu, my friends…until we meet again.