Do you remember when I wrote a post and said that I was going to take off the summer? And that there was some things that we going on and I told you that I was going to tell you details later. Well later has come and it’s time to tell you why life is so crazy.
If you have been following my blog, then you know that we just moved to Utah last September. We got out public accounting and into corporate accounting. When we took this job in Salt Lake, we knew that we weren’t going to be here long term. We were thinking one to two years. I was hoping more like 2. Well a job has opened up and we will be moving in the middle of August. Where to you might ask. Well it’s a pretty funny story.
I just want to start by saying I have a rule that if the town is too small for a Wal-mart to be there, then it’s too small for me. I like small towns, just not too small. Well the town that we are moving to (well actually 10 minutes away from it) doesn’t even have a population because it’s so small…. And the closest Wal-mart is 2 hours away! Our kids will go to a school in a town that has 287 people, 25 minutes away.
Yup, we are moving to the middle of no where. And we will be living on a ranch. With lots of cows as our neighbors!
In June my husband and I went there to check it out and get a feel of the area. And to see if we could really survive there. Luckily there is ranch housing, so we won’t have to find a place to live. And lucky for us, our house is nice and big!
Here is our driveway.
I haven’t seen this at a end of a driveway before…
Nice and big garage, along with a chicken coop. I have promised my oldest son that we will get some kind of pets.
Here is the little church that we will go to. It’s a little branch of about 30 to 40 people. And it’s 30 minutes away.
We are going to have to get used to driving because everything is at least 30 minutes away from our house. The closest town (of 8,000 people) is about 45 minutes away and that’s where we will do our grocery shopping.
Lots of wide open spaces. This is a lake on the way to a friend’s house (we have some friends from college that actually work at the company, yay!!)
Do you remember that episode from the Simpsons where they called Australia to see if the toilet flushes counter clock wise and the kids has to get on his bike to go check out the neighbor’s toilet and it takes him all day to do it. Well that’s about how it’s going to be when we move, our closest neighbors are about 2 miles away.
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t nervous or scared. Being so far away from everything is going to be hard and a complete life style change. But I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t excited either. I’m excited to live a more simple life and enjoy the things that matter most in my life. I’m excited for a new adventure!