The Time Has Come Part 2

After receiving our eviction notice, we’re getting ready to move.

We have two lovely wood bookshelves, tall and inexpensive, that need a new home.  Anyone interested in taking them?  We’ll either barter, swap, trade etc or you can have both for $20.

Now a little bit about where we’re headed, as promised last week.  Sorry about the delay in writing this post; I’ve been soaking up the time we have here and spending some days cuddling, crying, and planning with Ryan, Solo and Boca. As it should be.

The new living space isn’t quite ready yet – it’s currently being used as storage and the kitchen isn’t finished.  It’s in a type of basement with a door at ground level in back leading outside.  And that part is what I’m excited about – the outside.  Just like the secret garden, this place needs some loving kindness bestowed upon it, and major hard work.  Have you heard of WWOOFing? Willing Workers on Organic Farms reminds me of the frame I’m using to psychologically adapt to this transition, followed by our big move into the new homestead in 2013.

WWOOFing involves living with someone else in a work exchange agreement, wearby you farm a lot and learn a lot and the person benefits from your labor.  This is similar to our situation, living in someone else’s house as a sort of “homestead test drive” if you will.  We’ll be learning a lot about starting an organic garden, keeping up a yard, trail maintenance and habitat creation.  I’ve been told the place has lots of wildlife, including many types of birds, deer, raccoon, possum, fox, etc.  Not to mention…the owner has two great cats that live upstairs and outside, one of which is very soft with the cutest meow in the world!

Well, if there are animals, then I’ll be ok. :)

Because I want to respect the privacy of the owner, I’m not going to tell you where it’s located or the address.  But there will be pictures coming soon of our moving process and the land around the house, especially the garden as it takes on new life, and photos of the wildlife we hope to encounter.

  • peacegrandma

    Wonderful news, y’all. Look forward to glimpses of your new home.

  • Shelley Buonaiuto

    This sounds perfect for you…so happy it’s working out.

  • Karen Takemoto

    Looking forward to future posting from your new digs. One door closes and another opens- and this one to the great outdoors. Sounds wonderful.

  • Michaela Ripley

    Hey its been a while since we saw you. Hope everything works out in your favor!! If you still looking for some one to take your book shelve i’d be happy to.. my private library has grown tremendously and I could use the space. Also if you were to ever want them back I would be happy to hand em over. Give Boca and Solo my love!!

    • Amanda

      Hey Michaela! That’s great about your growing library! Yes, please do take the bookshelves. Many people have asked about them but no one has followed through to pick them up, so the deal is, whoever picks them up first will receive them: 524 W Lafayette St. #5. We would really like $20 for both of them but of course bartering gift cards etc works too.

      • Amanda

        UPDATE: apparently it worked to post my last message because someone agreed to pick them up tomorrow, so the shelves have been spoken for. Sorry everyone else! Thanks.

  • Lisa

    I’m so glass to hear you guys have a place to get in out of the weather. I’m looking forward to the pics. This actually sound better than any old apartment in the city anyway. :)