We arrived in this small, mountain city and think we have found "the one." Jack and I have been driving around giggling with excitement at how beautiful everything looks and the life we could build here. So now there is a lot of hoping and dreaming going on as we race from property appointment to property appointment, trying to find a rental that suits us. For now we are based in an extended stay hotel. Only Lyle appears to be a little morose and confused. He was just courting the miniature poodle that lives next door to my mom when we left. Now he sits in the middle of the room, looking like a weary subject posing in a motel in middle America for a fine art photographer.
I can't wait to do more exploring and to unpack the wonderful homewares that Mom has passed down to us to start out. I am always, always in nesting overdrive so I could not be happier about all this.