We're in! After months of waiting and a couple of really full on weeks we are now officially living in our new home. The last two weeks have been really challenging! We finally settled and were about to move when cyclone Debbie hit. We lost power for days, and roads were cut and so we weren't even sure if we would still have a house to move into. Fortunately the house came out unscathed but there were a couple of trees down and the yard was a big mess. No big deal really, but it pushed our moving date back by five days which meant we had to work tirelessly to get completely out of the rental house and into this one in a matter of days before Jamie went back to work.
We've been here almost a week now and it's a gigantic, big, jumbled mess! On top of all our stuff which needs a big culling, the house also needs to be cleaned before I can unpack anything. I've had definite moments of 'Ermagod...what have I done?!' and I'm feeling a bit engulfed by all the stuff everywhere with no where to put it. Jamie is a bit of a hoarder and he also has this OCD streak where everything has to be neat and organised or else he walks around complaining. Not a good combination at the best of times, let alone when you move into a small house with zero storage. Its going to be an interesting few months...
But despite the feelings of overwhelm which I am curbing nicely with alcohol, I have to say, I LOVE it here! I'm getting used to the frogs and the bats and the geckos that we share the house with and in some weird way, I'm sort of enjoying scrubbing the walls and the benches as I'm really getting to know the house inside and out.
The children have just fit right in and when I catch glimpses of them playing out the window as I scrub, I know this is all going to be worth it. There's so much here for them to explore. I'm honestly feeling really, really lucky to have found this little place. It ticks all the boxes for me and even though theres a tonne of work to be done, the elements that are already in place are priceless in my eyes. We've got heaps of mature fruit trees, rustic out buildings, a beautiful lawn, really good bore water, rainwater tanks and most importantly our own creek with a swimming hole. The synchronicities that led to us being able to buy this property make me believe it was just meant to be and I cant wait to get started on actualizing all the dreams I've been carrying around for so long.
Here's a few pics from our first week here ...
Oh did I mention the creek? Yeah I know I did, but it's seriously so great! Thanks to all the rain it's quite deep at the moment and it's crystal clear.
Well back to sorting through the mess for me for now and trying to get our home into some sort of liveable state! I actually lost my phone this week in the mess and it hasn't resurfaced yet, that's how bad it is. I keep telling myself to stay calm and just accept this is what it is for now until we can build storage etc. I'm sure there's a lesson in all this and I suspect it's that we really need to be proactive in letting go of 'stuff' that doesn't serve us, probably both literally and figuratively, so that we can live more peaceful lives. Perhaps the lack of storage is actually a blessing. If we had cupboards, the stuff would be shoved in there and not used nor looked at for years anyway. Out of sight, out of mind but not actually dealt with. Does anyone else have this problem? I would love some help trying to live more minimalistically and how to get my life in order!