Wednesday, March 1, 2017

So Here We Go Again...

It has been well over a year or four since I posted to this blog. I had stopped post because I didn't really have anything new to share. Life and the garden were moving along just fine... until about Oct of 2014.

I'll give you a quick run down...

Dec 2014: Laid off from my job of 31 years.

Dec 31, 2014: Yes, New Years Eve: Started talking about where we would like to retire ( I was 53 at the time).

April 2015: Traveled to Wilmington North Carolina to check it out as a possible retirement landing spot. We liked the area, a lot.

May 2015: Jokingly told sweet husband I found a job for him on "In Deed" in Wilmington NC doing the same job as the one in the Bay Area.

August 2015: Another trip back out to Wilmington to see what the summer would be like and an impromptu interview with said job.

September 2015: Back to Wilmington so sweet husband could do a one week trial run with new company. During this trip I received news the house I had been renting for 32 years for only $850.00 a month in the Bay Area was going up for sale. Ugg! not good news. Housing market for both buying and renting was out of reach with me not working. At the end of the trip sweet husband was offered a job.

Nov 17, 2015: Hit the road to North Carolina.

Nov 25 2015: Moved into a vacation rental in Carolina Beach NC through the holidays and until I could find a house to rent long term.

Jan 2016: Rented a house in Leland NC. Sleepy little town just 10 minutes from Wilmington NC

Dec 2016: Bought our very first home in Leland NC!

March 2017: So here I go again. A new garden journey in zone 8 with humidity and hot summers.

New backyard... Can you say "blank slate"?


  1. Cant wait to see what you do with your blank slate. It would iverwhelm me so I'll be paying close attention. And a BIG Congratulations!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by CG (Curious Gardener). Yea it is a little overwhelming but I will work it in small bits. It should be fun :-)
      Thank you!

  2. So excited for you both...For the new house and new journey in life. You both deserve all this and more. Thank you also, your excitement and encouragement,it helped us make many of the same changes/choices. ❤️❤️

    1. Aww. Thank you Bonnie. We do wish you guys were a bit closer to us. But at least we are in the same state!

  3. Fun walk down memory lane with you again... I've been enjoying the journey these past several years. Looking forward to reading your blog too as I start my own garden project in my new home backyard. Already have Jon working the ground and building me a little fence to keep the neighbor's bunny outta my lettuce and collard greens!

    1. Hi Deb!
      How fun getting your garden going. Growing in CA is so much easier. You have perfect weather. I hope my garden here will be as nice as my garden was in CA.

  4. Oh WOW!!! So glad you are back to blogging. Your blog inspired me to start gardening way back in 2010. I was sad when you stopped blogging here, but understood that life happens and we sometimes need to move on. I'll be watching this space �� from now.