Voice from the Wilderness

We have arrived safely and are concentration on making our temporary nest as comfortable as possible.
Will post photos as soon as I can find the filing cabinet and load the camera software.
So far am not missing our old house - except for long hot showers.  In fact it feels like we have always been here. Peace, quiet, soft birdcalls, some gentle rain, being woken by the calls of kookaburras instead of traffic. Sitting by generator light listening to the radio, talking and playing cards. Taking the dogs for a morning walk at sunrise. I thing I'm going to love it here!

Into the Wilderness

By this afternoon all the will be left in the house will be our blow-up mattress. A lonely piece of comfort in our home that used to be filled with "us" The rooms echo with emptyness, the cupboards are bare. 
On a brighter note the place has never been soooo clean and tidy!

Our "downstairs children" have been a great help lifting the heavy stuff and are feeding us tonight.
Our new "upstairs children" will be moving in Sunday, so the house will be a home again.

We are sad to be leaving the house and all the wildlife and friends we have, but fate has dealt us this hand, and we must play it to our best advantage.

Tomorrow we vanish into the wilderness

Trailer Load #1

The 70 boxes I packed are all in the trailer.
And yes I know exactly what is in every single one of them. Most of them will not be opened for 6 months or longer so opening and going through 70 boxes to find something ain't gonna happen - not with this little black duck! Organised/obsessive/compulsive me has the boxes numbered and all is written into the little red book.
(I'm not game to tell DH how many boxes of books there are)

Doesn't look much does it?
But its a full car trailer load probably around a tonne and will keep the old Landrover Discovery honest.

Jim, accompanied by Gidgee the kelpie will leave in a few days to drop the load off in the shed.
I , aided and abetted by Jarrah the other kelpie, will serreptitiously pack all the other books, so shhhhhhhhh this is secret squirrel stuff!