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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Welcome to my Wyoming Kitchen. And a little bit about our journey to our new home!

We got moved, mostly. And our belongings are here, mostly. And we are getting settled, well mostly! But we are happy to be here and it was quite a journey, come and learn what took place along the way!


Moving into a smaller house is hard work. You are hesitant to downsize concerned you will get rid of what you need the most! We did that when we moved to Montana. But this time around it was the kid's turn to small down! While our space doubled in our little share duplex, their space was reduced almost by half...



We loaded up two 26-foot moving trucks and the remainder of what had to come with us, was loaded into the cars being towed, and Big Blue our Chevy truck. And yes, we filled our little 5thwheel as well...When it all went in, we were proud of our packing skills, but little did we know what was going to happen along the way.

When we were crossing the Continental Divide Big Blue blew a head gasket. And just like that on the top of the divide, we needed to get a tow truck and have our rig towed into the nearest town. Which turned out to be Butte Montana. With deadlines to meet for paperwork, hubby stayed with the broken-down rig, while the rest of us continued on to Wyoming. Hubby had a couple of days reading and getting the repairs arranged for, but he had to be picked up and ready for paperwork to finish our purchase here in Wyoming. 

So our Son-in-Law took off on Sunday afternoon traveling from our new home in Wyoming to Butte Mt. As soon as he got to Butte, they turned around and began the journey back to Wyoming. And while no one could have predicted, on the way back home, the rear driver's tire blew! They managed to keep the car on the road, but were shortly to discover that while there was a spare tire, there was no jack! 



So far this whole journey had been blessed because while we had troubles along the way, no one was injured. And there was one more blessing to come our way. About three minutes after the discovery of the missing jack, a Montana Game Warden pulled up behind them and assisted in getting them back on the road. It took a few more hours to get home, but we all were present and accounted for paperwork signatures the next day! However, we do still have a truck and an RV full of household goods that need to be picked up as soon as the truck is repaired.

But I do have a working kitchen and hope to be back to blogging soon! There are a few important pieces of kitchenware and some pantry ingredients in the truck and RV, and it will be nice to have them all together in one place! In the mean while we have a few basics we need to fill the freezer with, and I will be cooking a lot of different foods to share because with a kitchen like mine, there is no reason not to cook! Come and take a look...



This time around my kitchen has a dishwasher! You can see my collection of tiny hinged boxes on the black shelves above the sink. 



Lots of countertop areas for holding appliances and prepping food. 



I think I am most comfortable in a commercial-style kitchen. Where pretty much everything is within a few inches of where I am working. When I decided to turn the center of the kitchen area into space with an island so both of us can be working at the same time, I made space in our little living room for our dining table. 



This will be the first time since I was a little girl I have cooked on a gas stove, save for our camping trips in the RV. I will probably have a bit of a learning curve for using my stovetop pressure cooker and baking in the oven. But I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of cooking and baking, and of course sharing with all of you! 

UPDATE, the baking is going splendidly! And while I have moved a few things around, I love having this large kitchen to work in, develop new recipes in, and simply feel at home.


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  1. It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog- Congratulations on a safe and successful move. Your kitchen looks roomy and wonderful. Will be looking forward to your posts from your new kitchen.

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    1. Thanks! It was quite the journey, but all in all, the perfect one for our family.

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  2. After a bit of harrowing trouble I'm glad you completed the move and are now settling in to your new home1

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    1. Thank you Pat, we are almost settled and ready to go and get our repaired truck and the rest of our belongings!

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  3. Good luck with getting unpacked and settled into your new home. We have to have faith all will work out but life's obstacles are so frustrating at times. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 79. Pinned.

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  4. What a journey to get there but your new home is already looking lovely!! Congrats!

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  5. I had wondered where you went for a while there. What prompted the move to Wyoming?

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    1. We reached a goal, enough built up equity to be mortgage free with this last move! More room for us is a bonus, but leaving behind the chickens (with good folks!) was hard!

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  6. How exciting and what an adventure! Love all your counter space. And ditto Tina's question.

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    1. Zero mortgage! It took a lot of work, but was worth it.

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  7. While I don't like the process of moving, I do enjoy the challenge of setting up new living spaces. How exciting to have more room to cook and prepare. One of our next projects will be redoing our kitchen countertops. I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. This was my 34th move from as far back as I can remember as a kid, I am hoping it is my last. It has been fun putting this little apartment (1/2 of an over and under duplex we share with family) together.

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  8. What an adventure! Congratulations on completing your move and getting your new space organized just the way you like it :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  9. Downsizing would be difficult! We have been through a journey of just decluttering my home recently and I can't imagine having as much as I once did! Your new kitchen is beautiful! I know you'll love the dishwasher now that I've had one for a few years I can't imagine living without one! Good luck getting settled in!

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    1. Thank you Stacy, Getting settled and finding a place for all the treasures that make up a life is always an interesting job.

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