WE ARE HERE! However it has been a few days in limbo – without phone or internet – and only a foam pad on the floor and this and that to make the merest semblance of a home. An odd feeling. Neither this nor that. I believe it will be all right, but there is much to consider before the moving van arrives, maybe in a week, and what looks like a long process of settling in and getting it just right. But that is Robert’s “good thing”. He is the master of transformation. And speaking of him – he requested a favorite picture – one that makes him very happy to finally be here.
After a long, straight drive across the plains of North Dakota, we entered Minnesota on Day Six and finally – We saw the house on Mt. Faith for about ten fast and confusing minutes about 10 months ago. And frankly, we have been asking ourselves things like – “do you remember what room is at the top of the stairs?” and “were there wood floors or carpet?” and “is there a window in the bathroom?” – so one can see that I was justifiably and truly “excited and scared”.
The garden was unbelievably better than I had remembered.
The town is splendid.
The work ahead, I suspect, will be challenging, frustrating, thrilling and rewarding in the end. Tomorrow it begins.