It has been a busy few weeks with wet, foggy, sleeting weather to boot.
We are both excited because we have decided to relocate to North Dakota, (yes, we know how cold it can get). Pete has 5 months work already scheduled and there is a carpenter / Contractor shortage in that area due to the recent oil boom and resulting housing shortage. CA home building hit the wall about two years ago with no resurgence in sight so we figure we will make a go of it there and see what God has planned for us.
We put our house on the "For Sale" block and have been moving at lightning speed to have it ready for showing. So far 2 buyers have been through. We also have been working on the Bailey Meadows Cabin to prepare it for sale. We have FINALLY completed sanding the floors and sealing them, (Pix will be on next post), and painting, replacing doors, completing siding, etc, etc, etc...
Now we are deciding what to sell, give away, or take with us as we plan to load up the modern covered wagons head to the northern plains. (Tatonka anyone??)
Many of you may be wondering what Holly thinks about all this. Mostly she think......" We are headed where?" She looked up the town of Williston to see what there might be to see. Well there wasn't much to see. Miles and miles of flat. She looked for a tree, but there was not a tree to found. She thinks it will be impossible to get lost. She will be digging up some of the Cedar saplings from the mountain and packing them into the covered wagon. Pete assures her that it is a hunter's dream. She thinks to herself.." but I am not a hunter, I like to chase the birds away." Then there is the weather. She heard that someone's niece lives there, and just for fun they boiled some water, walked outside and threw it into the air. It froze before it hit the ground. Ahh good times. But all and all it sounds like a good adventure and she likes to see new places and soak in new cultures. She plans to take up cross-country skiing, tree planting, buffalo watching and ice sculpture.