Apartment bathroom decorated western at Major Cattle Co. Bowie, Texas
Tomorrow will mark two weeks of being here in Bowie, Texas, the official first leg of our nomadic journey. The first week was spent mostly unpacking. I thought we had packed light…until we were unpacking. So far I have thrown away two large garbage bags of stuff I thought was important enough to bring with us from Ohio.
On the flip side, during the last 24 hours of packing in Ohio, I focused on the house and Jesse focused on the barn. It became apparent after unpacking here in Texas that one box I packed from the house didn’t make the trip…and one box he packed in the barn also didn’t make it here. Jesse suspects his box accidentally went to storage…I suspect that mine was either donated or given away. Strangely enough we have learned to live without those things easily. Interesting.
The move also involved us going from around 1,800 square feet of living space in our former house down to 800 square feet in the apartment. I kept saying this was a good idea, a great way to see if we could ever live full time in an RV where 400 sq. feet is more common. I have been pleasantly surprised. I really enjoy the smaller place!
Apartment kitchen decorated western at Major Cattle Co. Bowie, Texas
I can plug the vacuum in one spot and vacuum the whole house without unplugging! I had no idea how much easier a small place would be to clean. During the move from Ohio it became clear that more space invited more clutter.
Also the smaller living space seems to encourage more group activities or outdoor activities. The weather has also helped us with this…70, 72, and 79 degrees in February is a treat for us!
Holly and Mike Major have been great. They own the place, Major Cattle Co. if you are looking them up online. I knew Holly had great taste from visiting her in Colorado. I need her to dress me! And decorate my house, where ever that ends up being. Just look at these photos of the apartment we are living in that they decorated.
Also, the photo at the top taken in Bowie is right in front of Mike and Holly’s house. I snapped the photo while taking Popcorn for a ride around the property with Jesse two nights ago. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when spring official starts here.
I also need to re-read this quote to keep myself focused. Maybe I need to schedule this for regular reading, once a month? Once a week?
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both. ”
-James A. Michener
Yep, that quote helps me focus. Until next time.