Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Are you still there?

Just over a month ago we pulled up outside our strawbale home in the woods, after a 2.5 year hiatus in Utah. The months leading up to leaving Utah seem like a whirlwind now, and we've spent the last month in a long, slow exhale it feels like.

There has been plenty on our plates, the unpacking, the organizing, the decluttering, the donating. And plenty of discoveries; new faces in the valley and old recipe books to reunite with. Being back in my kitchen here at home is both inspiring and comforting. I had forgotten about that peculiar squirrel that lives in the tree just outside the kitchen window (still there). I had forgotten about the lack of storage and my deep wish to have a kitchen with proper cupboards (still there). I had forgotten about some of the loveliest of pots that we own - like old friends patiently waiting our return (still there).

Our transition back to country-living has been most wonderful, except that is, the part about dialup internet services.

But yesterday was a most triumphant and monumental day, when I gleefully signed a cheque worth every penny to a local wireless internet provider that persevered with three visits to our backwoods home and eventually helped us find a line of sight to a distant tower.

I hope that you are still out there, having come this far with us in our story. As any good story does, it comes out with a sequel....and so begins the next book. I hope you'll join me.

9 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Straw bale home, - how cool.

gladventurer said...

Greeting from Hermosa beach,Costa Rica.So thrilled to see you are now connected to the world of wireless and sooooooo the work can continue from your strawbale home in the Slocan Valley in the mountains in BC .

bfree clay said...

i'm glad to know you're still going to be posting. i kept checking it now and then.. so when's the first firing???

Sunshine said...

Glad your back online lady! Been missing my updates! Hi to everyone!

Kelsey said...

So glad you have settled in and that some of the comforts of home were there to greet you!
Hope you see you soon...
Kelsey

whiletangerinedreams said...

Welcome home! Let's get together soon and have a coffee :) xo

hello there. said...

I've been reading your blog since just after you moved to Utah, and I'm very happy to see that you're finally back home! Your children have grown up beautifully, and you and Robin are excellent parents. I just wanted to wish you all the best as you (re)settle in. :)

kmfm said...

yipee for fast internet and blogging again. I miss you friend and your blog helps me feel like we are neighbors again!

The Unknown Potter said...

heh there- I loved the picture of your kitchen - cup+board=cupbpard.
I always get a kick outta that.
Are you folks into Facebook at all?