Friday, July 8, 2016
The Big News (But Not a Baby)
Just thought I'd clear that little issue up right off the bat so I can go ahead and make an announcement:
I know. It's shocking. Should I say it again, just so you can take it in?
Starting August 1, we will no longer be The Family Blackrock, we'll be . . . Well, a family that lives really, really far to the north. Possibly The Family Frozen? Whatever.
We're moving to very far northern New York State. And when I say "very far," I mean our house is literally three miles from the Canadian border. Yes, it will be colder than here. As A. said when we were talking about it, "Let's not fool ourselves--it's cold as hell up there."
On the upside, the house we're renting was built in 2003, so it's actually insulated and presumably will not have ice on the bedroom walls. Also, it has a dishwasher.
I KNOW. A dishwasher! This might be the most exciting part for me.
The most exciting part for A. and Cubby is the fact that the house is on a 300-acre Christmas tree farm, and A. has permission from the landlady to hunt that land. Walk-out northern hunting? A dream come true.
Also, she has a vegetable garden, dozens of berry bushes, and lots of apple trees that she says are ours to harvest. Sweet.
The reasons for the move are many, but I think it's going to be an exciting adventure for all of us. Stay tuned for the stories.
And one more time, just so it can properly sink it: We're moving. Yup.