The good news is, we're not moving far away, and that the new house has an even bigger yard! In early negotiations with Dr. Wife, I claimed all lands south of the house and pool, the perimeter, and the land behind the garage, which means I'll have approximately 50% more land for fruit trees! It also means I'll get to go on one wild fruit tree shopping spree this winter as I re-plant. As much as I love my current home and yard, I can 't help but be exited at being able to start over with a completely blank slate, armed with all of the knowledge and experience that I've gained. Hopefully our house will sell quickly, and I'll be running irrigation lines and planting trees at the new house very soon.