I’ve crossed a line—another event horizon, binding the world as I knew it to one I’d never even imagined.
I’ve crossed over into crazy a number of times. And if you aren’t convinced that I’ve lapsed into less-than-sound-mind yet again, get a load of these most recent developments—this nutty narrative now unfolding on the far side of sanity—or, as I now think of it, South of Zero Latitude.
The bottom line is this–we’re crazy about our new home in Cuenca, Ecuador. But that’s not the wackiest half of it.
As some of you know, Sara and I, together for 7 years, were married in New York on April 25th and moved, with two dogs, to Cuenca within days of that ceremony.
Big Apple bloggers Jackie Cangro and Lame Adventures witnessed the event and may have found new callings as WordPress wedding correspondents. At the very least they’re now dear friends, legally attached to the document that newly announces us spouse and spouse. Some of you may recall that I was wedding correspondent for Tori’s (The Ramblings) “Very Bloggy Wedding.”
But we were the true crazies, who, in love as ever, flew to our new home in Ecuador less than a week afterward. Within one month we had sold our house in Kentucky, traveled to Pennsylvania (for my memoir research), married in New York, and landed south of zero latitude with two white dogs, 10 suitcases, and not nearly enough Spanish—in a country neither of us had ever even visited before.
You need not remind us. Even the ones who love us most remain convinced of the utter and complete craziness of our newly nuptialed move. But we’re okay with crazy. We’re willing to accept whatever labels might be launched our way.
And as you might have guessed, I have so many new stories to tell!
But in the week we’ve been here, I’ve had even less time than sense. So please accept today only a few photos Sara and I have taken over the past several weeks—images of our home sale in Lexington, our adventures in Pennsylvania, our marriage in New York, our departure from Kentucky, our first week in Ecuador.
So far, Ecuador doesn’t disappoint. In fact, we’re in love with our new home high in the Andes—land of perpetual spring, not to mention, two newly-wedded wackies.
Yes, when it comes to crazy, we’re still nutty about one another, as well!
What’s the craziest move you’ve ever made? Were you disappointed with the results? Do you ever go with your gut and let the fallout be what it is?
If you haven’t read what Jackie Cangro wrote about our marriage ceremony, please do. I lacked the time and jet-lagged good sense needed to share her link the day it posted. But please click here to read it now. And if you missed the link I mentioned last week to Lame Adventure’s piece about our wedding, please check it out as well. Both blogs are well-worth following!
I promise to respond to your comments on this post! And I apologize for my poor blogging etiquette this past month. My behavior will improve as we get oriented to our new home. I miss you all–and, of course, thank you for reading and commenting! I will visit your sites as soon as “settled” allows. You all are dear to me!