Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Village Life

Our village home

the family room  

the witch's kitchen

hand painted mural depicting rural Carroll County life in the entrance hall

mural continuing up the stairs

As I had posted a few months ago, the hubsters and I left our beloved Narnia and are now residing in a small historic village in rural Carroll County.
I cannot even begin to explain how hard this move was for me even though I wanted, no, needed to do this. 

After settlement I found myself crying hysterically on the way to the settlement of our new home, which I might add, I was quite excited about!  Just goes to show you never know how attached you are to something until it's gone!

So now a new chapter has begun, and I have embraced it with open arms and an open mind.  The minute I walked in the door I knew I was home.  This house wrapped its 200+ year old memories around me and welcomed me to become a part of it.

Instead of almost 4 acres we are down to 1/2 acre.  We still have gardens, a coop, and folk music.  We have neighbors and now we have pajama's because we have neighbors! haha!

I got sick the week before the move, during the move, and was still sick the week after the move.  I just started feeling well again when lo' and behold, I got sick again.  A week and a half ago I had surgery and I am now just starting to feel human again.  Needless to say, besides being an emotional move, it was physically a hard move to!  Bah, humbug! 

So, we didn't have any furniture for four days and time on our hands so the hubsters and I couldn't think of a better way to start life in this new/old house than, you guessed it, a jam.
We told everyone to bring a chair, that the beer would be cold and some munchies on hand, and lets ring in this new house.

the family room before friends and music
the family room later that evening filled with the best friends ever!

Wow, what a night!  What a way to start our new life!

New life, old friends.  Love, warmth, friendship.

I hope y'all come along for the ride and watch us turn this new/old house into the beauty she once was.  You'll see transformations inside and out and I see chickens not too far off in the future.

I sure do need me some chicken t.v.  It's been way too long!


  1. Oh, moving is tough! Especially when you put your heart and soul into your home.

    Your new home is just beautiful, and I know it will quickly be filled with many more special memories like the night of the jam. I'm looking forward to following along!

  2. Oh, I know just how you felt. It took me a year to settle into our new home when we moved from my dream home acreage (13 acres) to a quarter acre suburban block but at least we had 16 wonderful years in our lovely house.
    Live moves on and our wants and needs change - as I have found -and after all is said and done it is people that are important and we are very blessed in that respect.

  3. I missed this post, but was thinking of you yesterday when I was in Brunwick--As you get to know your new home, I know you'll feel that same love and connection as you did previously! I do hope you are doing well, and continue to feel better!!

  4. I only found your blog today and wanted to say that the mural is lovely! Since you have not been active in over a year here I am not certain that you will see my comment, but I thought I would try, just in case.