Next Wednesday, I'm moving to the country. Unfortunately, there'll still be no place for me to move into. So, until my new place is ready and has electricity and water, I'll be staying with my father-in-law. Poor man has no clue what his life will be like with us, the 3 dogs, the cat, and the 2 birds moving in on him. We'll probably be there a couple of weeks while everything gets finished up. (We're moving right next door to him).
I'm looking forward to living on my 3 acres of land with only my father-in-law on one side of us, and a bunch of donkeys on the other side. (Yes, real donkeys). However, I'm not looking forward to the process of the move.
We've been working hard to get all of this to happen, but starting tomorrow, we'll have to go into overdrive. I have a to-do list a mile long of things that have to be done before we can get out of here.
In addition, once we move, I won't have Internet access for who knows how long. Possibly up to a month, as I wait in line for contractors and service people to get things done. (Hurricane Katrina has made these kinds of things nearly impossible to accomplish, as everyone and his brother needs work done). Of course, I'll do my best to find some way to get online, but there are no viable options that I can find in that little rural area.
I tell you all this, not because it matters to you where I live, but because I'll be mostly out of touch for the next week, and likely completely out of touch for the next few weeks after that. I'm sure my inbox will be bursting at the seams by the time I'm online again. I apologize in advance if you try to contact me and you don't hear back from me within a reasonable time.
I will do my best to respond to everyone as soon as I possibly can. In the meantime, keep those SEO fires burning. I'll need to relax by that fire when I'm all done. 🙂
13 thoughts on “Moving to the boonies”
We’ll wait for you until you move to your new place 🙂
Anyway, I love the country myself. Save me a spot there, near the oak tree.
I took a shower today – honest! What is it with me coming back and you almost immediately leaving? I was just getting into the hang of your blog again 🙂
Good luck on your move! At least this time it’s intentional and not caused by a hurricane – speaking of which – you ARE moving to a NON flood zone right?
Cristian, you can take your pick of the two giant oak trees in front. Geoffrey, I promise I’ll be back asap. And that place has never flooded in recorded history. Of course, I was in San Francisco back in 89 for the BIG quake, and here for the BIGGEST hurricane, so my new place may get the BIG flood since I’m moving there. LOL. BIG disasters seem to follow me.
I feel that. When I got married we became a family of 4 dogs, 2 cats, a pig, a fish and a teenager. Just 2 weeks later we added a newborn. And at the same time our roommate grabbed up a wife! Our house has become very crowded – without the acerage to spread things out on!
Enjoy this time Donna. I know the frantic energy of getting things done will swoop you up but this is the dream you’ve worked so long and hard for. Soak in each moment.
And I will definately miss your pressence and top-shelf advice while you get things settled!
Give my best to your family!
Good luck with the move Donna. Just keep thinking about how wonderful it will be when it’s done!
I just found your blog so will await your return with anticipation.
Rand and Sophie, I am trying really hard to remember that the end goal is going to be fabulous. I’m craving the peace and serenity that I know it will bring when it finally gets here. It is just taking so long! LOL. If I manage to make through several weeks without internet access, without losing my mind, I’ll be good to go! 🙂
I wish you the best. It will be tough without SEO Scoop serving up daily content for us to digest, but it sounds like the move will positive for your lifestyle and that’s what matters.
Take good care!
Best of luck…
I can’t wait to move back to the counrty.. lucky lucky you!!
Hope it all goes well (watch your back when moving)
Good luck in the move, DD. And I will do my best to provide good karma so that all postal forwarding orders, account changeovers, new service hookups and old service shutoffs go smoothly and are handled by competent people.
Be sure to drink one final toast to old abode before you leave.
The best of luck with the moving project.!
Don’t worry to much about the internet access, most likely you will have so much to do with your new property that you will have no time to SEO-work. And then again you doesn’t really need internet access to offer SEO consulting, all you need is a phone.
Donna, I was cracking up when I read your post about moving to the country. Reminded myself of growing up out in the middle of nowhere. Hope the move is successful and the “inlaws” don’t freak out with the zoo your bringing them. – Ben
Good luck on all aspects of the move Donna. Look forward to once you are up and running again.
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