Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Wintry End to the Blog

Considering I haven't posted here since September, I thought it might be time to officially close the blog. Shortly after my previous last post, we discovered we'll be moving up to the Washington D.C. area in the early spring, and suddenly I lost heart for keeping up the blog.

Now that we've had time to absorb it, we're excited about the move. Change is what keeps life interesting, and this will certainly be a big one. We'll put the house here on the market next week, and start looking for a townhouse rental near shopping in probably the Maryland suburbs.

We'll miss our beautiful country home here in South Carolina. Most especially, we'll miss the weather. Today we got a reminder of what Maryland winters are like. This is what our backyard looked like when we woke up this morning.

It's beautiful but the goats Do. Not. Like. It.

They'll be the hardest to leave, I think. We'll find a good home for them, some place where they understand that goats can be great pets, with truly unique personalities.

We're going to miss this view, but someone else will get a chance to enjoy a wonderful place.

Thanks so much to everyone who was kind enough to read my silly musings about learning to live in the country! We had a blast. I'll never forget Gus the horse walking us around the pond...Arlene and Emma the goats teaching us how goats like to be petted....Gus and Boot, the cats who moved here with us and left a hole in our hearts when fate took them from us...and Hailey and Irving, the cats who just showed up one day and helped repair the hole. We learned a lot, laughed even more, and now have new challenges to meet. Goodbye!

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  1. Good luck on your new life. I had just started to follow you and was wondering why you had not posted in a long time.

  2. Best of luck in your newest venture. Life is full of surprises, and is always more enjoyable when you sit back and enjoy the ride!

  3. We certainly have missed hearing about your adventures in the country, but we understand now why you haven't posted in a while. Hopefully, you will have great new adventures with this change. Best wishes from all of us at Eden Hills.

  4. Whoa! I can't believe it! Maybe a new blog when you get settled in Maryland? We spent 4 years in D.C. It was interesting :) I have missed your posts. Wishing your house sells quickly and you find a place you love in Maryland and that the transition goes smoothly! Take Care!

  5. @Rural Revival, that's so true! We fought the idea of moving for a while, but now that we've accepted it, we're ready for the new adventure. Thanks to all of you for commenting and for having shared the experience with us. We had a great time, and part of the fun was being able to post about it.

  6. Oh NO! I was really hoping that you would continue with your new adventures! I'm sorry that you have to leave such a beautiful place, but I'm sure new loveliness awaits!! Good luck, pally. I will surely miss the joys of this blog and your writings.

  7. Lin, thanks so much for the kind words!

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