So we’ve gotten close enough now, and everything else has stayed relatively on track the past 2 months, so this is the part where I tempt fate and talk about something that hasn’t quite happened yet:

Ceteris paribus, this will be our new house in about 10 days.

It’s an old house, built in the early 1800s, about 1600 sq. feet inside. And it sits on 11 acres of…Christmas tree farm.

Our new backyard

Yes, really.

It’s up a hill in a small town set in what’s affectionately called the “Northeast Kingdom” of Vermont, or NEK for short…

In Lyndonville, to be specific.

Which is about what you’d think of a little town in Vermont with a population of 1400.

Not a big box store or a freeway in sight.

And before you scoff, you should know that the population of Fulshear in 2012, when we first bought our house there?


Anyway, we’re more than ready to call Lyndonville home here in a couple weeks, once we get all the paperwork resolved.

Speaking of which, the seller of the house has done all the repairs that we’ve asked for, things like running the dryer vent to the exterior, having the boiler inspected (it seems that houses up here also boil things?), fixing a sizeable tub leak, and burning all the brush piles in the backyard…albeit perhaps a bit too exuberantly.

We’re told the fire dept. was called out for this last week.

I mentioned this in my last post, but Daphne has already made herself quite at home.

And, as you can see, there’s a lot of work to be done back there.

The fencing on the left is for the compost, which is one of about 9,000 farm processes that I know absolutely nothing about but am about to get a crash course in. And just in front of that is what’s left of an old vegetable garden, which will need a lot of love, a lot of tilling, and perhaps a fence too at some point.

I’ve no idea what I’m going to do with that huge hill, or how exactly I’m supposed to mow the damn thing, but it’s going to be entertaining finding out.

There will undoubtedly be many more pictures and stories ahead once we’ve completed closing next week (hopefully all will go well there) and all our belongings from Houston finally arrive…

This feels like a very long time ago…

The timing of which will be a logistical feat in and of itself… But, one miracle at a time.

Anyway, we’ll talk to you soon. And hopefully from the safe confines of our new home.

See you there.

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