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:

We're moving.

I know. It's shocking. Should I say it again, just so you can take it in?

We're moving.

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.


Eileen Barton said...

I wish you and your family the best of luck in your new home.

Drew @ Cook Like Your Grandmother said...


I did not see that coming.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Obviously I need to talk to the MiL. Mary in MN

Phoo-D said...

Woah. I would have been less surprised with another baby! Wishing you all the best on this new adventure!

Daisy said...

Oh, my goodness! Good luck with the move; there are many positives in it for you, A, and the boys! I know you'll miss Blackrock, but you won't miss the lack of insulation in the bedrooms, at least.

Anonymous said...

Is one of the reasons so you can quickly cross the border to Canada if the November election doesn't go the right direction? (since I don't want to start a political war here, I'm defining "right direction" as whatever you want it to be....)

Anonymous said...

I am so surprised. Not that you're moving north but that you're moving at all. Will your MIL be going with you? I have so many questions but I'm sure you'll answer them over the next few months.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

NOpe, the MiL will be staying here. So will the puppy.

FinnyKnits said...

Ok! So I'm getting caught up and sort of glad that, even though I still am woefully behind, the news just broke earlier this month. I'm extra bummed we didn't get to catch up while I was in your future old hood last week, but - argh group trips. Blech. Off to read the rest! Annoying outdated comments forthcoming.