Trying to find a new home is stressful and having to do it quickly is just plain overwhelming. It’s times like these I feel completely and utterly blessed to be in Viroqua. Each time I go into town someone will ask me how the house search is going and offer up suggestions. We haven’t found our new home yet but we at least have a temporary home for the next month or so where we can continue the search. There are a lot of people looking right now and some streets seem to have half the houses for sale but rentals are harder to come by. It’s a buyers market people keep saying and we are in no way ready to buy a house. Last week Jamie and I put up a desperate plea on the town list-serv (yup, the town has a list-serv) saying that we needed immediate housing to continue our house search. Within 24 hours we had been offered rooms in over a dozen strangers’ homes, cabins, or otherwise. The generosity in this town in amazing. As we continue our search, I do so with a renewed positive outlook and faith that everything is going to turn out alright.
Also, just as a fun “I love Viroqua” anecdote… With all the stress lately I have become quite scatterbrained and have been leaving stuff everywhere. The other day, without noticing, I left my coffee mug at the register at the food co-op. That night I got an e-mail from a lovely gal who works there– who I just happen to have a HUGE friend crush on– letting me know it was in the office and that I needn’t cry myself to sleep. It pays to have your e-mail address plastered all over town on looking for rent posters! When I went to retrieve it the next day I was delighted by its cute label. Everyone working immediately knew it was my mug and someone went and got it for me in the office.
Talk about being held by your community! I love it here. I can’t wait til Jamie and I have a house so we can invite people over for tea and cupcakes.