We’ve decided to start telling some of the family. We told Stephanie (Linda’s Daughter-in-Law) about our plans today and she has since become a member of the blog! (Hi, Steph!)
At the end of the month, we’re planning to gather my family to let them know what we’re up to. I don’t really like keeping secrets from them, especially when it’s something of this magnitude. Heck, I might even get some help with my planning/prepping from them!
While I know it will be difficult leaving them behind here in Ohio, I really feel that this is the right move for Linda and me. We’ve both wanted to live off the grid for a while now, but had never really seen a way to make it happen until we discovered the land available in Texas.
Once I came to the realization that I was working so that I could keep working, the drive to make my life less complicated came on very strongly. We’re downsizing our entire household as much as possible, in preparation to live in a motor home for several years while we build our earthbag home.