Here are the pictoral highlights of our moving and settling in process. More commentary will come, but pictures tell the story pretty well.
A last shot of the kids at the door of our old place.
We used a 26 foot moving truck to move everything.
We had that sucker crammed really full, too.
Since we didn’t get up there till almost midnight, we just threw down some blankets on the floor of my unifinished workshop and spent the night there. Gregory is still underneath the blue blanket and Emma’s in her sleeping bag.
Gregory, beginning his exploration of the property.
Sorting tent poles so that we can setup the big tent.
A happy boy waving to the camera.
Emma was so tired, she fell asleep in her chair.
The beginnings of our kitchen and dining room.
Starting to take shape more. We’re using one of my work benches as a table/storage area and the barbecue has been moved down. The boxes are a key decorating accessory.
Emma sleeps in the small tent and Gregory, Amber and I are in the big one. The carpets/rugs in between let us go from one to the other without putting on shoes or getting socks dirty.
We really wanted to get the tent up so that we had more space so we ended up pitching it on a bit of a slope. After two nights of having people roll into me, I built a platform to level out the space for our bed.
We’ve added some of the kids toys and shelves opposite the big tent to make this more of a play area for them.
This is how the kitchen and dining area are now. Notice the big 5 gallon bucket on the bench? That’s from our wine-making kit and has a spout on the bottom. I fill it (and the sun shower) at the well every evening so that we have water.
The remains of the cornbread that my incredible wife made last night and baked in the barbecue!