Exactly one year ago today, I moved to the UP. Paul came up to start his new job in May. I sold the oh, so fabulous Market Alley Wines on June 16, 2017 and we had to be out of our home in Monmouth on July 1 for our house buyers. The movers came on June 29 to haul our incredibly down-sized belongings up north and we packed the car with what we would need for a month or so, squeezed in the pup and up north we drove!
To be clear, I agreed to buy this house WITHOUT EVER SEEING IT. I did have plenty of pictures and one video but STILL. This is the house we live in. The house that we both say out loud, everyday, “I love this house.” And this is the house that is the most beautiful work of art, work of craftsmanship, work of wonder I have ever lived in. Or have ever even seen.
The flora and fauna in the UP are amazing. And that front porch is worth its weight in gold. I’m not going to say I don’t miss my friends and family and our life in Illinois. I do. A lot. But after just one year, I can say, without hesitation, this was the best move I’ve ever made.
To be continued ……