26 weeks… 182 days… 4,368 hours… Oh, you get the idea.
The point is we’ve lived in the Adirondacks for 6 months now. How did that happen?
As Dave said last night, “It still hasn’t really sunk in yet.” We still feel like we’re on some sort of leave of absence from our real lives.
We’ve watched the landscape change from gray to white to brown to green. We’re making friends and becoming a part of a wonderful community. We’re healthier. We spend more time with Dave’s folks. My work is more fulfilling than it’s ever been. We’ve hiked more miles in the past 6 months than we have in the past 2 years. We got a dog. We got a dog!
On the surface, our lives are so different now. But, really, things haven’t changed all that much. We’re just a happier version of us. The “real” version of us?
The real question is this: when do we have to stop saying, “Well, we JUST moved here” when people ask us where we’re from? It’s such a great icebreaker. I’m not ready to give it up.