This post is dated for when it actually happened.  That was over 4 years ago.  For new readers, this will give you an idea.  For older readers, I apologize for repeating myself, but I’m working my self back up to my normal routine.  I hope you enjoy!


My husband and I are originally from Knoxville, TN.  We lived within sight of the elementary and middle school that our son would attend.  I had inherited my grandmother’s house, and it was more than adequate for our needs.  It was a brick home with central H/A, a large yard with a shed, a greenhouse, and a garden that we kept, along with a beautiful cement pond with 4 really cool fish.  We took turns walking our little boy to school and back everyday along with other parents that lived nearby.  We could walk to the park, cub scouts, a deli/convenience store, the library, the infamous “duck pond”, and the post office.

My husband lost his job.

I couldn’t get one, even with a degree.

My husband was born with congenital nystagmis.  It’s very troublesome, and several members of his family have it.  It’s only with the boys though.  He applied for the army.  They wouldn’t take him due to his disorder.  I applied to the Air Force OTC.  He applied for disability.  He got disability, and we took plan B.

After months of fighting to get myself into the AFOTC, I told them not to worry about it.  We sold my grandmother’s house for $20,000 less than we wanted to, and moved to Clarkrange, TN.

We own 6.29 acres.  Our mailbox in a half mile from the house.  We have a singlewide with a woodstove and no air of any sort (it does have heat without a heat pump), a HUGE storage shed (bigger than the house) and a chicken coop.  There is a makeshift playground for our son with swings already in place and two flower beds.  This town has one red light with two gas stations 6 miles from our house.  We’re not walking anywhere!

We have quite a bit left over in the bank to use on the new place.  This will definitely be a hard year!  We have a lot of work ahead of us!