Okay, I haven't posted in over a month, but then I haven't even been knitting in the last two weeks. TWO WEEKS! NO KNITTING! It's unprecedented. We're buying a house and moving, but right now we're in a holding pattern with the paperwork side of things, so I have plenty of time, I just don't have the desire to do it. And I just know that if I start packing away my knitting crap early, THAT's when I'm going to want to knit with an uncontrollable urge.
So what have I been doing? Well at first I was scouring real estate websites, looking at the market and house features, trying to find THE ONE. After we found it, I alternated between looking at the online pictures (which are getting harder to find now that our offer has been accepted, lol) and reading gardening books and websites. Sometimes I'll just sit back and dream of fresh peas, tomatoes, celery and greens from the garden, all while maintaining an eco-friendly compost pile. Sometimes a small dream of a dairy goat or beehive or chicken coop will sneak in there, but I don't know if we're zoned for such things yet.
But now it's getting to the point where I'm bored out of my mind, and wondering WHEN we're going to move already. I stopped spending. I know there's going to be furniture and appliances that we're going to need for the new place. I will finally have room on my counter for a food processor. I'm going to want to re-do the kitchen backsplash to update the kitchen. I'm going to need to re-do all the flower bed edging. My veggie garden is going to be all raised beds, so we'll need stuff for that. And probably a million other things I haven't thought of that we're just going to need money for. Lawn mower. Washer and dryer. Someone to come out and check the chimney for birds and bats before cool weather sets in. Possibly an exterminator... there's a bit of a pest problem where we're living, and we don't want to bring it with us. If we do, I want to nip that shit in the bud. I like nature, but not that kind of nature. They can live in the sewers and garbage dumps, thank you. Let them be natural over there.
I also want to find out of the fishing area that's within walking distance is any good, and if the fish there are edible. It's a river that leads straight to the gulf, but who knows what's up stream? And did I mention my infatuation with planting fruit trees on the property? Peaches, plums, loquat, cherries, and even some species of apple can grow here. It can take three years for a tree to be mature enough to bear fruit.
Sigh. Just having enough room for all my empty canning jars is rewarding enough, but this is going to ROCK!