Wow, another first Friday already. I nearly missed this one. I have a big trip coming up and have been busy organising everything for the house/dog sitter, plus working on getting my photos processed and creating more photo books of my recent trips. I’ve also had a trip to Sydney to see the kids and grandkids and been through the sheds pulling out things that I’ve kept ‘just in case’ but in reality will never use, particularly when I move from living on a property. When you live on property you have sheds or shedding not garages. Then all that had to be taken into town for the big annual Council clean-up.
The three new rooms are finally sorted out and more patchwork fabric given away. I’ve organised to take the large pieces and bolts of fabric to my old patchwork Group to sell for a nominal price in July, that will give me some petrol money at least 🙂 I finally feel like I’m making a dint in my stuff and that it’s possible to whittle things down further. The less material stuff I have the lighter I feel, and the more attainable is my vision of moving to a simpler lifestyle. I still need someone to buy the property 🙂
Although I have loved my time here, and still love the home I built and the property, today I’ve been getting in the firewood for when I’m away and found it difficult. More difficult than even last year. The chainsawing of the logs into lengths is OK but using the log-splitter to make firewood is very hard on my hands these days. Just need to pace myself on this job, and that’s not something I’m very good at.
It’s been a busy month with a fabulous trip coming up for nearly all of June, more on that next month. I welcome comments on this my journey to change where and how I live and the challenges I’m facing. Come back on the first Friday next month to see where I went on my trip, though if I can I’ll be posting images along the way so it won’t be a surprise by then.
Another month rolls around again, I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record 🙂 A quick trip to Queensland to have a few teething problems fixed on The Little House, my new little caravan, and a couple of mornings photographing sunrises at 2 different beaches while I was away. Flair seems to have accepted the caravanning lifestyle very well and I am enjoying being on the road again with different horizons to home.
A bit more sorting out of stuff – yes it’s ongoing and I do need to get more serious about moving what I still have left. More furniture gone too!
During the month I had a week getting the property assessed by a different real estate agent and spent time taking more outside shots of the land and creek. I’m re-editing some I took back in Dec. as I’ve learnt so much more about processing since then and hope to have the property back on the market sometime in August.
Really enjoying just being – the weather is perfect, cold at night so I can have a log fire but beautiful mild days that make you want to be outside doing stuff.
I restarted my Photoshop Artistry Grunge course after purchasing the extension course AWAKE at the beginning of the month and seeing the inspiring work that Stacey (Blue Rose) has been posting. And she started after me! I’ve lots of catching up to do 😀 I’ve decided to post an art or play image every Tuesday incorporating the things I’m learning.
So things are moving forward, though slowly. Come back on the first Friday of next month to see where things are at in this particular time of change and challenge in my life as I sell up and move from my idyllic bush property in Australia.