How can two people be so torn about where to live? We keep talking about this place and that place and then we come home and we say . . everything we want is here . . except for just a couple of things and those few things are really some difficult things to overcome. I never want to leave this place, and then look back and wish we hadn’t left. At this point, I’m convinced that so long as we struggle to decide whether to stay or go, it isn’t time to go, and we’ll know when it’s time . . and that isn’t now.
Here’s a funny story. I’ve begged Chad to transfer closer to here. I always get the same answer . . I don’t want to live in Texas!
The other day we sent Chad a link to a house we were looking at. He called and this is the conversation:
Chad: Are y’all seriously considering that house?
Me: We’re considering it . . not sure how seriously.
Chad: Make an offer!
Me: We’ll be back there in February and we’ll probably make a decision then.
Chad: You buy that house and I’ll move to Texas. Where’s the closest town that would have a place for me to work?
What? He has no desire to move to Texas but if we buy that house, he’ll move to Texas?? Then I had to laugh. Sounds like me. One day I love it here and the next day I’m ready to go. Yesterday we were driving to town and passed a nice house. I said “Wouldn’t that house be so pretty with green grass in the yard?” Vince said “This isn’t Greenwood!” 🙂
Back to the neighbors . . I knew there was a reason I started this blog post.
We seem to have a lot of does, a good many foxes and raccoons and an occasional owl that come by for a drink of water.
I think it’s funny how those raccoons climb up there and get the water. There’s a board attached to one side so any critters that fall in can get out.
In the above picture, you can see the side of the house and part of the orchard fence so you can see how close they are to the house, and why we have to have the high fences to keep them out of the orchard and the garden.
They make good neighbors and it’s nice to see them out there.
The raccoons and skunks . . I could do without them but they need a place to live too and they were here long before we came so as long as they leave my chickens alone, and don’t stink up the place too bad (skunks), they can stay too.