Moving house!

It’s almost time to move my cabin to it’s new land. It hasn’t been an easy task, arranging for this move. But I’m so glad that soon the little cabin will be settled on it’s new acreage! The garage floor of the burned house is salvageable, so for now it will sit on that foundation. At some point it may be moved to a better foundation or a new location on the land, but for now it will at least be where I can work on it and sleep in it when I’m there.

Springtime isn’t the time for remodeling for me-I just want to get a garden in and some fruit trees and bushes. I could care less about a bathroom at this point. Just give me some dirt. Yet I know that having water and septic connected will soon become a necessity…

I’ve been thinking about a shower base and have decided to check into a large utility sink as a shower base. The higher walls would allow me to soak sometimes, and the depth would probably be about right. It could double as a sink to soak clothes in when I needed to… I don’t know for sure yet. I am definitely going to look into them though. I think the idea at least has potential.

Installing gutters should be fairly easy, and a rain barrel collection system will water garden plants within a certain distance of the house most of the summer. I’m still debating a secondary drain system in the house that would run clear water into the garden as well. But that would come later, perhaps much later. It’s going to be a full summer getting the plumbing and interior done in the cabin on hotter days and getting the land developed on cooler ones for now. Trenching for the electrical will also take some time, but if I can just run the trench the electrical company will run underground electric for free. Even at a few shovels of dirt a day I should have underground electric within a few months of moving there. And for the summer it wouldn’t bother me if I had no electric at all, though I’d probably get a couple small DC panels to charge my cell phone and laptop.

I’m homesick for a place I haven’t even lived yet. But soon I hope I will.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on February 18, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m happy for you. What part of Missouri are you settling in?

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