I know that I am a few days late, but happy spring. I have been working too many hours lately and so I haven’t had time to do much blogging. Spring this year feels incredible to me. We had a warm spell about a week ago, and on top of the light winter we had, all of the snow melted. I was able to stand outside on my property and look around. To really take in the experience we were having. We had made it. We had built a house and made it through the first winter. I truly believe that what we have already accomplished was the hardest part. The emotional and physical strain of the experience has been like nothing I have ever been through. I still believe it was worth it. Now that we have stabilized, we can take our time. There is no urgent need to complete a project so that we can have a place to live or heat for the winter. There are things that we should probably get done, but we have a solid roof over our heads so we can complete projects more casually. We can take the time to do things really well and to enjoy our projects. We can take the time to explore the property and see what is there. We can really begin to appreciate the life that we have chosen. There is still plenty of work to be done, but we can function at our own, slow, thoughtful pace.