We are both finding it increasingly difficult to resume the day-to-day of our worka-day life here in the city. With some 2 years, 7 months and three weeks (but I'm not counting) left to go before we pack up here and move to 'the cottage' permanently, we wonder how we are going to make it.
For the first year of ownership and part-time residence there, it was hard to come back, but not as hard as it is now. Our theory is that the first year was clean-up and small maintenance projects. Now that we have actually started renovating, we are more 'engaged' in that property. We are starting to leave our tangible marks on it. We have a clear vision for the property and are itching to 'get on with it'.
The rational side of me knows that the 2+ years will go by quickly; after all, we have been travelling there for 17 months and it has gone by in a flash. Last year's puppy, part Lab, had us wondering if he would ever settle down; he is now a very well-behaved 17 months old, seemingly in the blink of an eye. We'll make it, we know, but it's not easy.