A couple months ago we mentioned getting a little house in town – at least for the winter months – and I can’t even put into words how thankful we are for the timing of everything. Not the least of which is the especially cold temperatures this year, which unfortunately caused some water pipes at the “Eden homestead” to burst and flood. As soon as the weather breaks we’ll be working on fixing and cleaning things up there.
Meanwhile we are enjoying a few comforts that we haven’t had in awhile. Like not having to go to the laundry mat every week. And having unlimited wi-fi. But maybe more refreshing, when going from “tiny to little,” there is more room to stretch! :)
I have to admit, it’s been fun setting up house. Vinny is doing all the painting, and I’ve been furnishing and decorating. We are being more meticulous than usual because in the Spring, (when we can be back at the Homestead) we hope to rent the house out on Air B&B for some income. In fact it’s already posted there!
Vinny is also building a tiny house with his Mennonite neighbors, and it’s looking adorable so far. They are hopeful to sell it when they are done. Anyone interested? If so, now is the time they can make customizations…
Another update I want to share is that I’ll be changing my last name in about a month, legally taking on Vinny’s last name. But since the law allows for one or both spouses to choose any last name – I’ve decided on a slightly different variation instead (Vinny’s will stay the same). The beautiful name “Oliveira” is Portuguese, and the English equivalent is “Olive Tree,” or to some, “House of the Olive Pickers.” So that is what I’ll be adopting. Pamela Olivetree. And to my knowledge, there is no one else with this surname. So it should be easy for someone to find me. Or not. ;)
Anyway, the change will eventually work it’s way to Facebook, my blogs, etc., so hopefully this update will make it less confusing when you see the new name pop up.
That’s about it for now. Until next time, we hope everyone is well, and we look forward to seeing some of you at “Our Little Eden” this year!