Back Burner Blogging…

September 29th, 2009

I know it seems like the blog here is dead. It appears Twitter has taken over and I’ve given up writing longer form articles. It’s as though my world has moved from 1400 words, to 140 characters. When you get right down to it though, I’ve just not had the time or motivation to get things posted here. I don’t have anything to say at the moment…

I’m in the process of buying a house, my first house. In keeping with my current life goals of growing an increasing amount of my food, I’m trying to find a livable place with a good bit of land for short money. Not all that easy here in the Northeast US!

I’ve never done this before and it’s been quite fun and challenging but most of all, it’s time consuming. I’ve found a place that I like for what I want to pay and we’re in the process of negotiating. It’s been going on for several weeks now and we keep running into road blocks. The current issue is with the septic system.

Doing anything with a septic is tedious due to the many levels and departments of people that need to have input. The first company we were talking to dragged their feet for a week and didn’t help us at all.. so we’ve had to start over with a second company. Now we need to get more people involved so that we can run some more tests and gather added information.

I’ve been on the edge of backing out of the deal multiple times. I don’t want to buy someone else’s problems but at the same time, I don’t want to walk away from a place that could be the best for me in the long run. Talk about stress!

So, long story short, I’m working toward my goals but it’s soaking up all my time at the moment. Hopefully we’ll have it all sorted in another month or so and I can get back to doing what I actually enjoy. Food!

Topslakr

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