We are moving way out in the country. The air is clean and the night sky is beautifully lit up by the moon… not the neighbor’s yard lights. We have horses in a back pasture, cows in the front pasture, and a garden in the side pasture.
It’s beautiful and oh so peaceful.
We were so excited to move out there. It seemed too good to be true. Well… there are trade offs we didn’t know about, or we may not be moving out there at all. There isn’t internet service. We can sign up for dial-up internet. Say what? I didn’t even know dial up was still around. At first I was panic stricken. For the first time since 1994 I will be without internet. I have internet here at my old home right up until this Thursday… I’m going to miss my webcam visits with my babies in the midwest.
At the new home, there is no wireless anything. No cell service? Oh no! There isn’t going to be any satelite television… It isn’t available because of the big evergreen trees. At least we think that’s the reason it isn’t available. As far as we can tell, there is no digital television at all. The techie guy was trying to help us figure it out, but he said it’s not available. For now, we have blurry, at best, television, right up until the big switch over to digital.
Modern technology has kept me sane while my children and grandbabies are living so far from me. I think lack of daily communication with photos and baby giggles is going to be the hardest part of moving off the grid.
I figure with all this open country air, I’ll be getting a lot of exercise. My boys are looking forward to being ranchers, and I know from my own childhood, how much hard physical work is involved, and they’ll need help from mom too. My garden is already in the works… and the workout room is ready for my gym equipment. I don’t think lack of exercise is going to be a problem. Thank goodness for the big spa tub in my bathroom.
We’ll have meals prepared with vegetables grown right in our own back yard. I’m sure our meals will be a lot healthier. As long as I don’t go all old school in the kitchen, and start baking homemade bread and apple pies daily, I think our diet will be a lot healthier.
I’m excited to start living the country life.
It’s a road trip back into (small) town… full blown vacation to make it to the city! But I’ll be checking my email once in awhile if anyone wants to email me.
This country girl is signing off for now…