Moving forward

The death of Blackjack forced our family to ask some hard questions; questions we hadn’t had the time to ask ourselves. We have been so busy investing time and energy at making Book & Bean successful that our family time got pushed to the back burner. 

After talking about it, we decided we wanted a home base. A place of refuge to come home to. A place where we could all be under one roof. A place where we felt safe and at peace.  And at the same time, we wanted to  be in the city…able to bike ride to the store or take walks without cars whizzing by us.

On the practical side, we also knew we needed to find a house with 2 baths, a larger water heater, a central furnace, and within our budget.

As of the beginning of August, we now have moved into such a place.

As many of you may recall, we had to get rid of many of our possessions in Ohio; beds, appliances, dressers, hangers, chairs, lamps, etc.

For the last 15 months, we have been living in either our RV, a small furnished house, or a tiny house and the trailer at the same time. So moving into this 2300 sq foot house made us very aware of some things we were lacking; stove, fridge, beds, chairs, hangers, lamps…

So far we have been EXTREMELY blessed to receive a couch, a stove, a fridge, two sets of bunk beds, a crib, and a vacuum! (Oh, and Josiah got a snake.)

I am still in need of hangers and lamps, and could use a queen size mattress for the RV (I had to take out the mattress for our bed in the house), but I am so grateful that we have such a wonderful and spacious place to live. It seems like it has been a long time waiting for such a day as this. And yet I know, it is only a blink in our Father’s eyes.

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