Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LET ME COUNT THE WAYS

In an attempt to make leaving this place a little bit easier, I have been keeping a list of things I will not miss once I am gone.
#1.
First and foremost, the smell of the farmers spreading liquid cow manure on the fields.
#2
Fir needles everywhere in the house and store.
#3
Mold
#4
Digging trenches around the cement slabs to prevent the store and garage from flooding.
#5
The isolation and loneliness
#6
Mold
#7
Mud
#8
Weeds
#9
Did I happen to mention Mold? And mold.
Speaking of mold, I was reading an article in FIRST magazine the other night about allergies to common mold. Now was that timely, or what? They recommmend a Symptom stopper of Butterbur Extract. Well, you'd better believe I marched into the local health food store and told them I was looking for Butter Butt. Ooops. Well, they got a good laugh. The bottle says it is for Neurological Support. That makes sense to me because my brain feels like it is going to explode. I sure hope this works. The second thing they recommend is to have an English Ivy in your home. The Ivy actually acts as a filter. I found a very nice Ivy topiary to put in my living room.
#10
Getting up in the middle of the night to chase off coyotes. Since the alpacas are gone, I don't worry so much, but the gates are also gone, and the coyotes end up in my back yard. I'm so fierce wearing a barn jacket over . . .well, whatever, my muckboots, and my headlamp, carrying a pitchfork. Those darn coyotes are so smart, they have cleared out and are far gone as soon as I turn on the first light.
#11
Northeasters.
I am finding I need this list to make leaving easier. I am going to miss my dear friends and community so much, it is unspeakable. I cry alot.
But I am so happy and excited to be moving on and pursuing my new goals.
This blog is going to change quite a bit, and I plan to keep you all informed on my progress.


3 comments:

Gene Black said...

Ah....the list is a great idea. I know when I retire, I plan to move to Mexico. I will probably need a list like this also.

Phoeb said...

It took a visit back, a year after we left, to cement it in my mind that leaving was GOOD. I do miss friends (you know who you are), but not the weather, the cold, the smells, etc. Any time you want to talk.....

Jean(ie) said...

The list is a great idea. So long yucky stuff and hello to a new adventure!

Face it with the fierceness you faced those coyotes and you'll be fine.