Walden Pond (of sorts)

Nope, we didn’t build the house with our own hands.  Our closest neighbor is mere inches away.

But Goddess and I have made our retreat.

We’ve been in our home for a month now.  We finally received the last of our household goods a couple of weeks ago.  Most of the boxes are gone, although there’s still unpacking to do.  One musn’t rush these things, you know.  One of our most interesting dilemmas is that we’re going from a family of three (plus dog) to a family of two (plus dog), so we really don’t need anywhere near as much stuff as we do.  So we’re whittling stuff down a bit. 

Perhaps the most enjoyable part has been we’ve done a fine job of disconnecting from the world.  Don’t get me wrong.  We’re socializing quite a bit and getting out and doing all sorts of things in this beautiful country.  But we’re disconnected.

We don’t have TV, phone or internet in the house. 

It’s quite nice.

Really.

I did finally connect the DVD player to the TV the other night and we watched part of a movie, but that’s been it. 

I catch a bit of news on the computer here at work, do a quick check of e-mails and some very light browsing at moments like this when I need a break from work, but other than that, we are, for all intents and purposes, disconnected.

Now it won’t last forever.  We know that.  Daylight is rapidly shrinking towards those winter days where we have only eight hours of daylight, which just happens to coincide with the hours that I’m at work.  And it will be cold enough that we can’t sit out on the back porch for hours after sunset.  So we’ll slowly reconnect.

But one musn’t rush these things, you know.

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4 thoughts on “Walden Pond (of sorts)”

  1. No internet in the house?
    But… but… but…
    IT’S THE INTERNET!!
    Life without the internet would be like…
    … like the 1970s.
    The horror. The horror….

    But hey, it works for you folks, so that’s fine.
    (You’re both insane, you know)

  2. Hi Bill,
    Glad to hear that you all are getting settled in for the upcoming winter. I remember when Richard and I were in Germany, many moons ago. When the winter came it seemed like spring would never come back. Germany is a beautiful country, with lots of wonderful sights to see and events to experience. We are going to look into getting our passports soon. December 31st will be my last day at work. Then my retirement days will be starting. We have some plans already in the beginning stages of what we will do and where we will go. We are so looking forward to Germany being one of the those places to which we will return. You all stay well. We miss you all very much. Give Skinny a pat of the head and scratch under his chin for us.
    Love,
    Vicki

  3. Hey Bill!
    The seasons are definitely changing here! It’s downright chilly in the mornings, and the trees are a-changing.

    btw–Have you seen this video? I laugh everytime I watch it.

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