Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Countdown Has Begun!

15 days until we are homeowners once again! And this time it is OUR house... instead of us owning our own respective houses. Wait, hold on... it's our FARM! I couldn't be more excited! 6 acres all to ourselves... the dogs are going to love it.

But we are in for a treat. This really is going to be small town living. Every time we drive down the street, people smile and wave at us, and we don't even live there yet! I met an engineering student from CSU (who is spending the summer at DaimlerChrysler/Chrysler) who said many of her family members are our neighbors. She said we'll love it... but that if we like to go jogging or walking, don't be surprised if people often stop and ask us if we need a ride.

But yeah, I have been trying to get utilities set up out here. I have to pick my own trash pick up company. Interesting... That was a nice thing about Berkley... they handled that for me, a la property taxes.

But Larry and I can get off our lazy duffs... there's NO cable TV. Only satellite, which I hate. So I'll be watching more PBS. There's no Cable internet either... so if we want internet at home, we have to get a land line again, so I'll have to pay for DSL AND a home phone line. Sigh. Not sure I can live without the internet at home. I'll have to think about that.

We are moving to a small town, and maybe Laura's relatives DO make up a large portion of it! Berthoud has a population of 4,850, and my old home town, Berkley has a population of 15,550. (apparently B's are good for me... we left Bacon street in Berkley, to move to Bothun Street, in Berthoud.) And you might think Berkley is small compared to Royal Oak or Southfield. I think Berthoud is LARGER in acreage than Berkley, but that's because it is still highly agrarian - which is why we moved there: for the LAND!