In my last post, Making progress, I shared that the man and I were now making the necessary changes to make our desired lifestyle a reality. It’s now 15 days since I wrote this, so everything should be falling neatly into place, right? Sorry, wrong!

You see not one thing has been straightforward. The rental, despite a couple of offers, is taking a while to sell, the boat languishes on the Trademe site waiting for a buyer, the job I applied for closed last Monday and I haven’t heard a dickey bird. Our own home will be finished inside early next week, but the outside? Well, the Weather Gods are laughing at us. Want to buy a swamp, anyone?

I am beginning to think the necessary changes will never happen and our new lifestyle is destined to remain just a dream.

The whole situation is so frustrating! With a capital F. You see, the man and I are ready to move on, but at the moment are stuck. And there is not much we can do about it besides wait.

Logically we know that the rental will sell, someone will decide our boat is exactly what they want,  I will hear one way or the other about the job, and winter will turn into spring.

Meanwhile the man and I are perfecting patience!