Realization: “It is fun to move to a much bigger house. It is the opposite of fun to move to a smaller house.”
Well currently, our yurt looks like you opened the roof like a stein, poured 1.5 box trucks full of our possessions inside and closed the lid.
But this is the Payoff.
Over the last week there has been a lot of organization, spring cleaning, and of course Spring! And with the glorious emergence of spring, comes focus of a Big Deck! Our original order was for 1080 sq ft of decking. But, that did not cut it. Looks, like the deck will finish out about 1150 sq ft. This is essentially going to be our back yard due to our goal of No/Low maintenance.
Ok, the plan was to quickly weed out the Junk, separate the stuff that we want to leave behind that we think we may need in the future for the next cabins. (Move Out) Pack and move the rest to the cabin. (Move In) Keep the stuff in the cabins we will use and store the rest in temporary storage until needed. (Move Out). Luckily, I have a brilliant woodworker and builder, and now treasured friend in Bob Willmeth. He has blessed me with very kind offer let me store some of my stuff temporarily at his wood working shop on Holiday Island.
When giving my 45 day notice, it serendipitously landed on March 13th. Well, that means our official first day of official permanent residency in Arkansas is March 14, (PI day), which is also my birthday…. How cool is that birthday present???
Only one thing stood in the way. The floors were not even started. How can we move in and and work on the floors at the same time?
So Bear and I drove the truck and Melissa and the girls followed in her van to make our final move to Eureka Springs. Then Melissa went back to Celina to finish getting her office ready to work remotely, and I stayed with the dogs putting all hands on deck to finish the floors.
Here are some pictures from the adventure.
Wow, when I stand back and take the time to look back in time and relive the steps that have brought me to this place, I have some realizations.
1) What we do affects other people. This is a serious responsibility and an awesome privilege.
2) Society and marketing have a bigger effect on you than you think. If you don’t believe that, move from 2980 sf house to a 937 sf house.
After going through our possessions we ditched the obvious junk and donating a lot of stuff. Then we moved 1.5 loads in an 18 ft box truck, 2 loads in a minivan, and one large 12 ft motorcycle trailer will be on the way soon with our large kitchen table, outdoor furniture and tools. Oh, and by the way we still have a 20′ x 8′ storage unit in Celina with extra things we still have to go through or use in future cabins.
In order to enlighten myself and gain a new perspective on this, I have subscribed to 3 blogs that have helped me change my perspective. This is a slow work in progress. I find the KEY to this is to always move forward. Look backwards ONLY for knowledge, experience and GOOD memories. Nothing Else! If you can not move forward, guard with all your strength not to go backwards. It is better to do nothing and hold your ground than to go backwards.