One of the things I’ve become very aware of since moving here is how every day brings with it something to be done. I doubt that’s new – I’ve always been uncomfortable letting time pass without having anything to show for it – but I do think this blog is keeping me focused on the next steps, and what I can do right now to make them happen.
It feels like things are in disarray around the house, but I know that’s just (or at least mostly) my mind balking at jobs which are still in process. The fruit trees need to be planted today, as it’s the only fine weather we’re forecast to have this week, and our boarder is in the middle of packing (the part which looks like chaos, as everything gets pulled from storage and fitted into boxes). There are several home maintenance activities vying for our attention and funds, and over the next couple of weeks those should become a firmer set of spring priorities.
The section behind us was cleared on Friday – it looks stark now, but will at some stage become the site of another house. It’s a little disconcerting, but we’ve registered our interest with the local council and will be kept informed. As a matter of principle, I don’t see why others shouldn’t have the opportunity we did and make their first home here, but I’m a little sad it’s already meant the loss of a great bird and bee habitat.