One more day.





I'm not sure what else to show you that can beat this view.

We're still right here, staring in amazement across the valley. We're still unpacking, staring in disbelief at how much more there is to do.

No, I haven't found my shampoo, but yes, a friend gave me some to get me by.

We are finding our groove and settling in.

All is well.

All is well, all is well, all is well.

Sure, there have been the expected – and unexpected – bumps in the road (like when the toilet overflows or the cat gets hit by a car…), but you dig out from under all of that. You find the plunger. You take the cat to the vet. You work through.

(We think our kitty will be okay. She's hurting, but resting and healing up. She used up one of her lives this morning, that's for certain.)

I'm tired, despite sleeping a ridiculous amount. I'm up early, watching the sunrise over this valley every day. I'm avoiding unpacking by knitting now and then, and also realizing just how time expands without the internet at home to distract me.

I'm also beyond grateful for the help of friends.

And I'm wondering what I was so afraid of.

8 thoughts on “One more day.

  1. Casey U says:

    Ohhhh Rachel. Serious goosebumps over here.

    How. Magical.

    You’re living the dream, my friend.

    And lots of healing light for your kitty.

  2. Heather says:

    Oh my. My husband and I have been debating quite a bit lately as to where we should move. (He is an OTR truck driver – not the greenest thing in the world but where we’re at – for a company based out of Marshfield there in WI.) We’ve talked a few times about the potential of Viroqua, and it wasn’t until very recently that I realized that its where you are. 🙂

    It looks VERY beautiful up there! Congratulations on your new home!

  3. Emmalina says:

    First of all CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful news (I’m just catching up) and a beautiful place to live. Last year we moved into the home we built in the country, I’ll never forget that first morning as the sun rose over the frost gilded fields. I’m still blown away every single day. It never gets old and it just gets better : )

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