Monday, December 20, 2021

One year ago today

A neighbor came over today to give us a Christmas card. While chatting with her, we realized this is the one-year anniversary of arriving here at our new house.

How well we remember that day! We were exhausted beyond belief from moving and driving. We dragged a mattress into the empty bedroom and collapsed for the night.

We've come a long way in a year! Dog yard, woodstove, pantry, shop in the barn, library, meeting neighbors, finding a church, settling in. We have endless plans for this upcoming year as well. So far God has been good to us and we're so happy to be here.

And one thing's for certain: We've never moving again, if we can help it. Moving is tough.


  1. We moved 11 times in the first 7 years we were married. Now our youngest wants the place so when I leave there will be no 'farm auction'. Music to my ears because after 29 years on the same place (with multiple out buildings and a trip to town and back being a minimum of 45 minutes) you keep stuff. You might need it!

  2. Congratulations on your first year (it is really hard to believe it has gone so quickly)!

  3. A year already, wow! And what a year it's been. May your prepping in 2022 be fruitful, your joy be multiplied, and your blessings be many. Merry Christmas to you both!

  4. Congratulations on your first anniversary (and surviving your move)!

  5. My wife and I are thinking about retiring into a mobile home. It looks like that's what you and your husband fixed up. Are you satisfied with it? Is it sufficiently built to make a comfortable home? I thought you indicated you had a woodstove and I did not know you could put a wood stove or firebox stove inside a mobile home. Please comment. Thank you.