Spring is a Fraud




Spring is definitely on its way


I’ve been dreading the coming of Spring. Yes, you read that right. It’s my least favorite season. Here, next to a mountain, its cold, windy and bitter. It’s my husband’s favorite time…he always tells me, “It’s the return of the light.” Maybe I like late Spring, like May. Yes, that’s the Springtime I like.

The early Spring is a fraud. There are a few warm days where you feel like you can leave your heavy coat at home, then BAM! Snow! That happened to me last weekend. I went to church with a light jacket and by the time I got out, there was a massive snow storm with huge snowflakes and blustery wind.

I’m not exactly bitter, I just want to reserve my delight for the warmer weather to where I can count on a sunburn from the cloudless day, not have to worry if I have my snow boots in the car just in case.

What’s really got me puzzled is the change in the weather patterns. It’s not Winter in December, sometimes not even January. This year we had no snow until January and the temperatures were in the 60’s until then. It’s weird, that’s for sure.

All that aside, living like we do, I am learning to appreciate every little gift that comes our way. The mountain blue birds came for a visit and one even perched on the hook outside the window. I can hang the clothes on the line, and after a couple of hours they might be dry. There is green peaking through the dirt (okay, so it’s weeds, but still.)

Our house is on hold for a little while till we can save a bit more money. I’ve been in touch with the plumber to let him know we haven’t forgotten him, and are re-grouping and will move forward as soon as we can. He seems like he’s still interested in our project, so that’s good.

As I said in a previous post, our building permit has expired, again, and when we called, the clerk advised us to wait to update till we have something for them to inspect. That takes a bit of pressure off for sure.

When we first started our house, we had an approximate completion of around six months. That deadline has come and gone, but I’m no longer anxious about it. I’ve relaxed, and I realize with the delays, I can now plan and get exactly the home I want.

I thought we would have to settle for some finishes that may not be what I would ultimately want. The last house we built was finished in approximately 90 days and the builder asked me question after question and I got tired of answering and caring, so I just quickly picked things. Not this time. I’ve had time to change my mind 10 times.

We will get this home built and it will be everything we dreamed of and more. We are grateful for what we have been given and for what’s to come. It will be worth the wait, no doubt.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11



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3 Responses to Spring is a Fraud

  1. Dwayne Reeder says:

    I love that you end with scripture. This one seems to be perfect! I really like Jeremiah 29:11.

    By the way, it was 68°F at my house today with no noticeable breeze. This is wonderful, because like you, I absolutely hate Spring. I hate that constant wind which brings with it the bitter cold.

    This year has been really strange though, because we have been around 60°F all winter, with no moisture to speak of. Everything seems to go around us. I don’t mind, because I don’t like snow and rain in the Winter or Spring, but since we’re in a severe drought we do need the precipitation. 💦

    May the peace of God be with you always my dear friends!

  2. Jason lawson says:

    Hi Vickie,

    My name is Jason, my family and I recently bought the property on the hill just SW of you. I was so psyched to hear that you’re building an earthship and to discover your blog! We will be moving on to the property by the end of this month (into the fifth wheel that I’m sure you’ve seen recently show-up up there). We would love to meet you guys in person some time. Please feel free to swing by any time you see us out there. Have a good night 🙂

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