Thursday, September 25, 2014

Home Owners


It feels like saying that it's been a whirlwind month, summer, year is an understatement of epic proportions. You've probably felt it too. Whether it's the Year Of The Horse, galloping away with us barely staying on the saddle, or some other cosmic confluence, it sure seems like things are moving along at a crazy pace.

There's a lot more that I want to write about our trip to the West Coast, The People's Climate march, making magic for the Equinox with my girl Demetria, but I ever since I got back the winds have continued to carry me at the same speeds as ever, so here's just a brief update on something ELSE that's pretty important that happened in the last month:

Charlie and I bought our first home! One sunny sunday, in fact the only day this last month without work, or travel, or any other madness, I went to milk the goats, we worked in the garden, found awesome scores at the dump and bought a thirty-foot diameter yurt from our friends who built their house inside it and no longer have a use for the tent part!

Home-owning! Debt-free! A bright future! A small home! We're not moving into it yet, or even in the foreseeable future, but now we have plan for wherever our next move takes us. It's the perfect year for starting the seeds of new plans.

How's the year of change treating you guys?

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  1. Oh that's exciting! Photos of it? It sounds pretty big if your friends built a house inside it!
    I've been going through mad changes this year, like you wouldn't believe. Listening to music I wouldn't have been caught dead digging a few years back, cutting off a large portion of my hair, working a new job over the summer, starting a relationship, leaving my apartment (which is happening in my near future) and moving in temporarily with family as a stepping stone to even greater things... So much is happening here, everywhere. It leaves you feeling breathless.

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    1. Thanks dear, I wish I could post pictures but it's basically just a pile of canvas and beams right now. I agree this year is equal parts making it happen and a wild ride! Congrats on your new work, relationship and being able to enjoy family time even as you embark on a new journey. Living with the fam is such a wonderful way to get stuff done when you just need a leg up. Here's to a cozier sheep-y year next year. It's my year, I'm a sheep and I promise you it'll be mellow <3

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  2. Milla! Congratulations! Was it something you already had in mind at some point, living in a yurt?

    My own dream home is a greenhouse (easy to set up, windows everywhere, plants all around, and a perfect setting for painting). This way I could have a home *and* a garden without getting in debt for the next hundred years or so, which I don't envision anyway.

    (There would be a small sauna on the side :o)

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    1. Thanks love, we've been looking at options for making a little bit of an alternative living situation for ourselves. Houseing and money, what a conundrum, being poor and not having the windfall of outside money out here, makes one think of creative things. I'm excited to figure out how the yurt fits into our next few years. That said, I feel so incredibly lucky these days with our living situation. Take good care talk to you soon <3

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  3. Ohmigoodness, this is such an exciting addition to your magical journey! Congratulations - and a yurt! I'm not sure you two could become any more awesome, just saying. :)

    M.

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    1. Hahaha! You should come visit so that you can experience how lame we are in person ;) but seriously, come visit while we still have this gigantic house. Sending you love on your journey of awesomeness!

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  4. Congrats, Milla! I have yurt envy! Where will you put it??

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    1. Thanks dear, we have some ideas, but not a lot of concrete ones, we're happy where we are for another year. I'm sad we keep missing each other. Let's connect soon. I feel like I owe you a meal or two <3

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  5. Wow! I just posted about us buying our first home too. Although mine was more along the lines of "it's super expensive and scary!"

    You guys probably made the better choice. Enjoy your new adventure! I can't wait to read more about your trip to BC and everything about NY.

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    1. I'm so so stoked for you guys! It's good to do whatever it is that makes the sense for you and yours. Living in a yurt in your neck of the woods would be pretty terrible. Your house looks lovely, congrats m'dear!

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  6. that's awesome! can't wait to hear / see more of this new home space!

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    1. Oh hon thank you. That's a few years down the road still, but I'm excited to have a little tangible piece of our future tucked away in the barn...

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  7. Congratulations to you both, can't wait to see some pics! : D
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Congratulations! We're starting the hunt for our first house in the Spring. The boyfriend would LOVE to have a yurt- he's obsessed with them. Here's to hoping the Solstice slows us down enough to enjoy the gratitude and reflection that comes with it.

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  9. Woohoo! I'm so excited for you! I know that you two will make it just lovely, as usual.
    Truthfully, I'm kind of ready to wave goodbye to this year. There's been so much change, so much laughter and tears, and I think I'm ready for a more steady pace.

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  10. That's such exciting news! Congratulations on your new, debt-free, yurt adventure!

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  11. Gah! Congratulations, Milla! Such wonderful, exciting news!

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  12. Congrats, that's awesome!

    I'm so sorry I missed you when you were in NYC. I wasn't feeling 100% yet but made it to the march and then had work and after work commitments Monday and Tuesday!

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