Wow, a month away from my blog….never thought I could do it, but it was actually rather freeing. Still, I’ve missed blogging and am happy to be back.
So as I mentioned last month, we’ve moved, AGAIN. That makes three times in four years (for anyone keeping score), and if I say so myself, this was our most disorganized move yet, which is kind of depressing because we have a lot less stuff now than we did four years ago.
Part of the reason this latest move has been so crazy is that we moved into a much smaller house. We’ve always known we would need to downsize, and I thought I was ready for it. I love reading about the tiny houses that are so hip right now; just the thought of simplifying and streamlining the prodigious amount of crap stuff that a homeschooling family of six can accumulate made me happy and excited for the future. But the reality was that we had to slog through a lot of stuff in the heat and humidity (our leases kept going August to August) and it’s really gotten old.
That said, it’s worth it, because we feel lighter with every box we take to the Goodwill store. And (even at my age), I’m learning all sorts of good lessons through this experience. I’ll be sharing a few in future posts; let’s call them “The Downsizing Chronicles.”
As for those announcements I said were upcoming, it’s almost time. Stay tuned.
Just saw the latest edition of Home Educator’s Family Times, which has gone digital. One of my articles is on page 24: check it out!
Also, having survived several failed closings on a house that turned out to have a bad well, we are now buying a different house and will be moving shortly. During the transition, I probably won’t have time to blog. But moving isn’t the only big change I have coming up, so stay tuned for updates. And enjoy your summer!
Cardamom Publishers has reopened today after being closed for a week while we moved our business to Janesville, WI. Our books are in stock and we’re now shipping orders again. If you ordered a book in the last week to ten days, it will go out today.
Our new address is:
PO Box 2146
Janesville, WI 53547
Thanks for your patience while we made this transition!
We’re in the midst of moving household and businesses beginning tomorrow. For that reason, Cardamom Publishers will be closed tomorrow and all of next week. Whether you order directly from us online or via snail-mail, your order will not ship until Monday, August 24, 2009.
If you’re in a hurry, you can order our books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christian Book Distributors, Discount Home School Supplies, Emmanuel Books, Rainbow Resource and many other booksellers.
BTW, there are Amazon links to our books on every page of this blog for your convenience.
Be back soon!