Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A New Year ~ A New Home

The first cool Saturday morning we had in September, I set out to bake some of my banana chocolate chip muffins!


~A new year
for
French Ethereal~


Of course, 
as you know,
we are no longer living 
in our lovely home
in the town of Murrieta, California...


Our new home 
is 
approximately 27' in length and about 10' wide.
One tenth the size 
(basically!)
of the home we just vacated
as the sale 
 finally went through in August 2015.




Yoda enjoying one of his daily walks at beautiful Lake Skinner!  Yoda thinks all 14000 acres belong to him. 


Life full-time in a 27' trailer has its challenges, cooking being one of them! The extra-large cutting board provides
much needed counter space (of which in this trailer... There is NONE.) We use the stove to dry dishes
on their sides, and ALL dishes have to be washed after every meal.
;)


We ended up moving our trailer several times already
for various reasons.
One of which is...


We have become
"camp hosts"...
which means we are there to help folks who are camping
if they have a need or there is a problem
after hours.

So far, so good!
:)






Lovely little flower blooming in the wild grasses surrounding the campgrounds.

One of the many incredible sunsets over Lake Skinner.  Far in the distance,  you can just see the water treatment
plant on the far side of the lake.  This is campground B, mostly deserted during the week.  Weekends are usually really busy with folks happy to come and camp, breathe fresh air, see the many species of birds living around the lake,
and many folks come to fish.


Where one door closes...God opens another ~
I spent a lot of this year really stressed
 knowing we would have to leave
our home 
of 12 1/2 years.
We put
EVERYTHING
and I do mean everything in storage.


There were many tears, fits of anger, depression,
the works...

But,
we are on the other side now,
and
I think God was very loving, very gracious,
and 
very sure that He knew 
we would love being here 
in
a beautiful area with many species of birds,
raccoons, skunks, mule deer, 
bobcat, and coyotes
(Yoda loves sniffing for all of the new animals!).



I'll share the photos of the inside of our home
in another post soon,
but for now this will be all.
:)


I'll share some of the craziness of trying to make
good meals
while having to pull up every seat cushion
to get at the right pots and pans!
But, truly, this is a lovely place to be
and since 
French Ethereal rolls with the punches,
and I was once called
"RESILIENT"...


French Ethereal
will be evolving with the changes...


Just a quick post on this Tuesday evening
to let you know I miss visiting with you
and
I will be trying to post more
and share 
The New French Ethereal!!!

Blessings to you, always,
Barb
:)







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