Running out of time.
Lifestyle. Good morning from cloudy Vermont. Yesterday my husband Tim and I took a road trip to Wilder, Vermont to attend the open house of a Vermod unit. If you aren’t familiar with the Vermod, it’s an efficient, prefabricated, very healthy small footprint home. We are considering it as a next step, since so far we haven’t been able to find a rental that meets are rather strict criteria. In June or thereabouts, construction will begin on the school next door. We know Serena won’t be able to tolerate the additional pollutants in the air from the site, so the pressure’s on to relocate. We are running out of time.
The unit we visited had plenty of light, high quality building materials, and low volatile organic compounds. In order to have a relaxed, comfortable space, we’d have to leave two-thirds of our belongings behind. The girls and I, always culling and passing things down, would transition well, I think. Tim might not. So many of his lovely antiques and treasures would simply not fit.
We have ten bookshelves of various sizes in this house. We’d take maybe three. No office space for me. And the only “away” place for each of us would be outside or in our bedrooms. But we’d all be breathing healthy air, and with one floor living, maintenance would be a breeze.
You may be wondering how we’d finance two places since our home here has yet to sell. I have no idea. I feel like our family is an outlier with special needs, and we feel exposed in this unstable climate. It’s hard for me to focus on writing when there are such big decisions to face, make, and put into place by summer.
I apologize to those of you who are waiting to find out what happens to Eva. i ask that you stay with me, even if it takes another year. Here’s the Vermod site. Who knows, it might be an excellent fit for one of you. And of course, I leave you with a photo from just outside our front door.
Check back next week for another segment of Finding Home.