The thing that is true is

I live in a new state for the first time in my life.
So what happened on our drive to Vermont? Well, we ate lunch at a picnic table near the dumpster at a Bob Evans. I had a screaming meltdown in the parking lot of a Days Inn next to the Toledo airport. I learned to drive a stick shift in Chicago, in Chicago traffic, during a Chicago rain storm. It was like Lake Michigan belched its whole self up into the sky and fell in great pleated sheets on us. I ate a lot of peanut m&ms. Chester didn’t puke.
It is obnoxiously bucolic here. It’s almost as if nature hired Disney to make this place all beautiful and Vermonty. The trees are just starting to change and it is amazing to watch. We live in a little town, a little cute rural town with a little bit of tourism and a lot of very cute everything!
Our truck had a squid
We live in a big, jumbly house. One part was built in the late 1700s and has been added on to so many times over the years. It’s all doors and stairs and halls. Our apartment is little but it’s cheap and we rented a storage space for most of our stuff.
Our home
Right out the front door (too bad about the power lines, it’s actually really awesome)
Out the front door
Obligatory pre-move-in apartment photos
Mostly empty
Mostly empty
Maddie doing what she does
Obligatory moved-in-but-not-unpacked photos
So much to unpack
So much to unpack
Dogs in Nature
Jerkwalters in nature
Jerkwalters in nature
I live by this
We’re getting our plan together. I’ve started collecting resources and making lists of things we need to learn, we’ll spend the winter doing that. We’re also taking advantage of our (intentional) no-job situation and using that time to go out and explore. There’s a lot of hiking and investigating to be done. Mostly, right now we are tired, though.
There should be internet set up in our place this weekend, but I’m super loving the internet-accessing bakery up the road (because what I need in my life is more pastry).

7 thoughts on “The thing that is true is

  1. Look at that! Such an adventure. I confess I’m a little jealous that you picked up & moved; your adventure has given me a case of wanderlust. Best wishes in your new town.

  2. I am so conflicted. On one hand, you aren’t here. On the other, where you are looks totally sweet and like lots of fun.
    Visit ahoy!

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