3 months and 21 years

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been at Sahalee full-time for just 90 days. It seems so natural, like we’ve been here our whole lives. Our 16 years in Florida now seem very much like a sweet tropical dream- Just a little blip on our personal time travel continuum.

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The check is in the mail

Well we finally did it!! We decided to go with the Super Ger Yurt from Groovy Yurts, it will be delivered in June.  We have an amazing amount of work ahead.  Time to start liquidating the vast majority of our possessions from this materialistic life that we have grown accustomed to, it was great while it lasted but it’s time to get back in touch with our true selves!!  We need to start working on plans for our deck that the Yurt will go on.  Then we need to build the platform that will go under the Yurt on the deck.  Other things that need to be done include getting the plans ready to build an outhouse, find a good stove that we can use to stay warm, figure out how we will have internet connectivity as our workplace is being awesome and giving us the opportunity to work remotely, plus many more things that I am sure will pop up as this transition continues to take shape!!  Feel free to leave your suggestions, thoughts and advice below!!

 

The Crash

Lehman

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/lehman-brothers-collapse.asp

I guess we aren’t going anywhere now. While we weren’t upside down in our house, we felt lucky to have decent jobs, food on the table and we were surrounded by foreclosures.  We may be better off than the majority at this point, but we certainly couldn’t afford to move.  Well, Florida aint so bad let’s hang out a couple years and then head back to the mountains!!

 

 

West Meets East

First truck (all the way from CO), first house, in the same shot… Worlds collide. 🙂  No doubt young love was in full  bloom!  Florida is beautiful, let’s buy this house with all the fruit trees in the yard, get married on the beach,  hang out for a couple of years and then head back to the mountains.  The best laid plans right……I mean who woulda thunk a couple of mountain kids would own a house with Fruit trees in the yard, certainly not us!!

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Paradise Found

Welcome to the Sunshine State!! We’ll just flip a house and head back home in three to four years, or maybe not!!  We left sleepy Gunnison, CO to find out what the east coast and the ocean are all about.  How beautiful it is.  Carey had been to Cocoa Beach, FL before and I just happened to have family not far away in Cocoa, FL so we decided to give it a shot.  What a great place.  The views are amazing, the wildlife is amazing and young love was in full bloom.  While we did love it here, it was just supposed to be a temporary stop—we are mountain folk after all:-)  Questions about Florida?  Don’t be shy, ask in the comments!!

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