Here is a summary of some of the events that have taken place in the past ten weeks.
We did the pre-settlement inspection on our new property and couldn't believe that is was ours!
We then had to move our remaining belongings ( we had a HUGE throw out) into this new house. We had about 13 days before we were booked to go away on our annual holiday where we would be away for 3 weeks.
We had to settle our birds and chickens in before we went away and undertake the HUGE job of getting our old place ready for our first ever tenants.
Then we were off on our holiday. Firstly out west to catch up with family and have our pre-christmas celebrations and then back over the mountain to our holiday place....and boy did we need it.
So for the next two weeks we just laid around, read, swam, walked, fished and were generally recharging our batteries.
After we arrived home I headed off with my sister, Mum and niece to take my mum on a birthday road trip.
We headed firstly to the Hunter Valley and had a look at where we used to live and went to school. Then we headed to Bathurst and had a look at my Grandmother's house ( which has been totally upgraded and is truly wonderful!) We then put my father's plaque on his mother's grave and met some of my aunties.
Of course, no trip to Bathurst would be complete without a visit to Annie's ice cream parlour. This goes without saying.
On the last evening we went to see Annie -the musical at the Lyric theatre and really enjoyed it.
So, for the last ten weeks I have been away for one month! Now that the children are back into school and I am back into working some hours each week there will be some settling into routines.
All we need now is for it to stop raining so that we can start preparing our new vegie patches. We have had 276mm of rain in the last ten days. On the 8th Feb we had 102 mm in one day! That is a lot of rain.
My focus is currently on rebuilding my systems and routines. I have been reading back through my old blog entries to keep me on the track. I hope to incorporate all our previous principles and add to them with new found space and fruit trees.
It is all very exciting!