Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our New Adventure

So remember quite awhile back, when I was talking about all these upcoming events that were kinda stressing me out...and I said one thing that was going on was something I couldn't talk about until I was told that I could talk about it. (and NO I'M NOT PREGNANT)...

Well, while things are still not officially official, Steven said that we could divulge our sneaky plan. Ta-Dah - We are moving to a new house (technically not in the same town, but very close to the same town) with some acreage and some more space. It is about 30 minutes from where we are currently living.

Do you know how very hard it has been to not discuss this!? I did pretty good, but must admit I clued in a few close friends just so I didn't explode from the anticipation. (It helps that our real estate agent was a great friend's husband) The house is due to close and become official in 12 days, but who's counting, and my smart, often correct husband seems to think it will hit a delay. Why? Why so long? (it's been a 3 1/2 month process so far!) Because the house we fell in love with was a foreclosure and belongs to Fannie Mae - and Fannie Mae doesn't move her, umm, fanny very fast. Paperwork and offering and counter-offering has been so.very.stinkin'.slow!!!

Ok, details now - the house is on almost 8 acres of land....it has a pond, is mostly wooded, but also has a nice manageable strip of pastureland just in case Isaiah wants to raise a goat for 4-H or we want to eventually grow into a fun, little, farm type place. (Like maybe some chickens eventually since I can already very easily use half a dozen eggs for one breakfast.) And we need to start learning how to become master gardeners so that we can afford to feed these boys as they hit teenage years.

The house has 5 bedrooms (we could conceivably let everyone have their own room now if we so desire), it has 2 kitchens (so when Steven and I - or our parents - get too old to do stairs we can contain ourselves to one floor), like 3 family rooms - I mean good grief the person that designed this place either really wanted many opportunities for large family get-togethers or just plain got carried away, and a neat little sunroom that I think could be made into an awesome guest bedroom. One of the family rooms will become the school room.

Ok enough jabbering, here are some pictures - the pond - we LOVE the pond (ask me if I still love it when mosquito season is upon us)...


the "pasture"...


the house...


the boy's physical hope for a family pet...an out-building with a fenced in yard of it's own.

I will post pictures of the inside as soon as I have a key to get in and take them. It needs a lot of work - remember, foreclosure? and foreclosure = trashed. We are going to take it a day at a time, a dollar a time and try to get it looking the way we like...(which right now consists of a list of 15 things). So busy times ahead for sure - we still need to get our house on the market, we need to get the closing closed and we need to start searching for people that work well and work cheap! :0) (Do they exist?? Please tell me they do!)

5 comments:

Jason and Brook said...

What is your timeline for the 15 things?

Vicki said...

Congratulations! Wish I lived closer, my hubby would come help!

RK said...

YAY! How exciting! It looks like a really great place with lots of room for little boys to run (and a little girl too). It'll be fun to see it all come together, at least for those of us who are not doing the hard work. :) But hey, we can paint and clean and demo is fun...we could make it a work weekend or something. We can chat Tuesday. I wanna hear all about it!

Oh yeah, and Tuesday looks good, if it's still good for you. Email to follow...

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

That is beautiful!! How exciting for you!!! Congratulations - I will enjoy seeing how it comes together.

Michelle said...

congrats on your new adventure! how exciting and wow love that pond! Looks like a beautiful house in a beautiful location!