Tagged: moving

Gloomy Day. 0

Gloomy Day.

We seem to be stuck in a pattern of one nice day, followed by a week of rain and cool weather. Yesterday at the cabin, it was actually this color outside.  Gray.  Blue.  Rain. See that white gate?  That’s the last neighbor on the “street”.  Everything beyond the fence line there is her land.  Everything in front of it is…MINE. One of my future lawn mowing crew, out of three. Rosie standing in the road. We were going to a princess...

Say What! 5

Say What!

See this cabin? THAT IS MY NEW HOUSE! (That little person in the grass is Ada.) At the driveway there’s a neighbor’s field.  The field is full of goats–maybe 15 of them.  They came running, bleating hello. Pregnant goats, nurslings, and man goats with long beards.  Pure awesome. Ada said, “That goat isn’t right Mama.  He’s got rectangle eyes!” All goats have eyes like that kiddo. Almost every house around has chickens and roosters.  The neighbors over one more field, also...

The Dream House. 6

The Dream House.

The Dream House…! Saturday, November 03, 2012 I don’t think I’ve written about this–we’ve been casually getting our house ready to put on the market and looking around for the house we want to buy. I wanted a house with several acres at least, and enough space so that our family could grow. We had to rule out building a house because we found out we needed something like 30% downpayment to buy land.  With Tyler’s work situation and being young...

Winter Hosting? 0

Winter Hosting?

After praying about it a lot recently I randomly woke up this morning and felt like now is not the right time to move.  This is crazy, but for some reason I feel completely peaceful about staying in this house for now.  You know how badly I wanted out of here. It seems like every house we would want to buy is about $30,000 out of our price range.  If we wait another year we will probably be able to afford...

Speech Therapy and Debt Consolidation. 1

Speech Therapy and Debt Consolidation.

Rosie has her speech evaluation tomorrow at our local elementary school. I’m kind of nervous!  I wonder what it will entail.  Rosie is nervous too, more so than I am. She has trouble saying her R’s.  They are like W’s.  She also can’t say the letter J, she says a D sound instead.  Like “dam” for “jam” or “poil” for “pearl”.  “Girl” sounds like “gal”.  She’s improving slightly as she gets older, but she still has such a baby voice compared to her peers. ...

This one looks promising. 1

This one looks promising.

Yesterday when we were on our way to that terrible disappointing abandoned house with the freakishly scary driveway we passed through another county.  I didn’t realize that this county line was so close!  I’d never looked for houses for sale in this county because I thought it would be too far from Tyler’s work.  Turns out, it’s not! At least parts of the county aren’t. So when we got home I looked up houses in that area and found one that I love.  It’s $150,000 which...

The $50,000 Property. 1

The $50,000 Property.

We went to see the house (linked in the previous entry) this afternoon. It was farther than we thought it would be.  We drove past Toyota, where Tyler works, and kept driving down the state highway out in the country.  We finally got to the tiny town and drove through it, then we still had to go five more miles.  Two on the same state highway, and three and a half more miles on another road. We finally got to the...

Farm Potential. 1

Farm Potential.

It’s finally happened. I’ve always said it takes Tyler an average of two years to decide that something I am interested in is a great idea. Initially he’s always very opposed or doesn’t even want to talk about it. Well after a little more than two years of listening to me talk about buying our own farm he’s no longer just appeasing me by going along with it.  He’s as interested in it as I am.  He even brought it up on his...

New Plan. 3

New Plan.

I think I give up on looking for the perfect property to buy or rent long term. It’s not out there.  It’s in my head. Which leads to one solution. We need to buy land and build our own house.  Well Tyler isn’t into DIY stuff, so we will need to hire someone to build our house. But this is a GREAT option.  I don’t know why I didn’t spend hours researching this sooner!  OMG!  We can buy a piece of land anywhere we...