I've been keeping a secret for the past month or so, but now I think it might actually be safe to talk about it (I'm a little superstititous). It looks like we're finally on our way to having the homestead of our dreams, as we've just had an offer accepted on our very own lovely little acreage! There's still the issue of selling our house before things will be totally final, but I'm hopeful that there won't be any real problems, and if all goes well, we should be moving by early summer.
Needless to say, renovation plans are on hold, and we're busy getting the house ready to go on the market.
There's a lot more to tell you about, but I'll have to save that for another time.