Dear readers, Last week we moved to Vermont. We began looking at houses in March. We looked in every New England state, drawing a woozy balloon on the map for a 2.5-hour drive to Boston. I’m writing the detailed hows and the whys, but I’m saving it for a chapter. But I’d like you to know that we found an old farmhouse in excellent shape with land, a lawn of grass that isn’t seeded but has the right kind of weeds, a barn that needs a new roof and maybe floor. Cricketed-silence in the morning. Cricketed-deep darkness at night. Fireplaces, some that don’t work. Yet.

It’s exactly what we hoped and prayed we would find and we are in a state of shock at how happy we are to be here. We will be homeschooling, Joe will be working regular hours remotely, we have so much to learn and be humbled by in the process. It is so exciting.

19 thoughts on “Vermont

  1. Wow!!! What an update! I’m so excited for you and your family!

    Looking forward to all the exciting details…and pictures of the new home!

  2. Yes yes yes and more yes. There’ll be hard days but the good days will outshine 500:1. I’m so happy for you guys. (Also planning a trip up there now that there’s room ☺️)

  3. Welcome to the ‘hood – nearby transplants from Boston living. There’s no going back, except of course to visit! Enjoy the new adventures that await (and invest in solid snow gear 😉)

  4. Amazing news! Congratulations! I’m so excited to hear more about your move, your decision to homeschool, and how the girls are adapting.

  5. How lovely for your family! Can’t wait to hear more and see how it unfolds for you. You’ll be able to get your city fix with regular trips back to Boston without being tied to a school schedule. I think you’re all going to thrive with all the freedom!

  6. I’ve never commented before, but I just want to say ‘how wonderful!’

    What a fabulous update to read.

    I live in rural New Zealand and I strongly believe a country upbringing is such a fabulous base to give your children.

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