While I am ever so excited to be reducing our excessive space (to heat, clean and just plain waste) and trade it in for the whole mind set behind living in a “Little House on a Small Planet,”:http://books.google.com/books?id=CU68rXjM1UEC&dq=%22little+house+on+a+small+planet%22&pg=PP1&ots=2-N-lLdfAZ&source=bn&sig=3uqcSmIq6_RU9fMG3aSmZvtNLHs&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPT264,M1 it is quite an adventure figuring out the floor plan for our first phase of building. Taking a 5 bedroom, well over 2,000 sq. ft. home down into one that is a fraction of it’s size takes some planning. We started off with a yard sale this past weekend (UGH!) and I even went through every box in the attic. Most of the boxes were from our basement in the previous home and hadn’t been looked into in at least 5 years. It felt good to purge, organize and repack. What we have left over we will be delivering to a local Women’s shelter. Oh, the great lessons we are teaching our children, and it’s a great time/way to do so I think.

We should be finalizing the contract and getting starting with perc tests, foundations, fencing and so much more this week and on into the next month. We are in a bit of a hurry with winter coming on so quickly. The weather went from a late summer/early autumn type warmth (80′s for highs) last week to late autumn chill (barely into the 60′s for highs and toying with the 30′s for lows) here rather suddenly. It is time to knit sweaters and hats and scarves and mittens and socks, oh my!

Unfortunately there has been little knitting getting done around here. But I’m working on changing that around. It’s a wretched catch-22: I have less time for knitting when I need to be knitting the most (for my sanity).

I’m off to dream of open spaces, spectacular sunsets, garden fresh vegetables, amazingly bright star-filled skies and so much more. It’s been a long time coming….

I hope you are experiencing dreams coming true – even if they feel like little dreams. Life was meant to be blessed!

p{font-size:.95em}. _p.s. There will be pictures soon, I promise (myself)._