Observant followers will have noted that there have been no Herdy Girl posts for three weeks.
There’s a simple explanation. (Though, in the midst of things, it feels complicated.) The beautiful place we’ve come to call home has been put up for auction; the hammer falls tomorrow.
It was a shock.
And now we’ve less than two months to buzz around and find a new place to live. Thus the lack of posts.
Before you ask why we are not going to bid on the property ourselves, let me show you the specific Lake District location.
That arrow? It is pointing to our not-for-much-longer abode. Stunning, isn’t it?
Who wouldn’t want to live in a postcard view? That’s why we forewent jumping on the property ladder and risked renting here by Crummock Water, in spite of flooding and an old house with all sorts of issues.
That said, a property such as this is well beyond our current budget, especially when you factor in the difficulty of getting any sort of mortgage for a house that floods.
All that said – It has been worth it.
The caring community of Buttermere, Loweswater and Lorton have made it doubly so. (When they heard of our plight, a call went out for any options to keep us in the community. My heart swells thinking about it. I love these people, and this place.)
As getting on the property ladder is a huge endeavour, this Herdy Girl will be heading back into full-time employment, as well.
It’s a lot of change. Thank God Best Beloved and I have got each other.
We are determined to maintain a positive attitude, to remember to live in the moment, and to remind one another that God’s got this.
Like bees in the blossoms, we will draw from this beauty some sustenance, some sweetness. And I will share what I glean with you here on Herdy Girl.
If you’re a praying person, please remember us in your prayers – both for the right home and the right job for this next chapter. If you are not a praying person, please hope for the best for BB and I as we travel a new, and possibly bumpy, patch of road.