Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Home.........


Hi Everybody!!!
I have so much i want to show you and tell you....  and i wanted to tell you a proper story .. you know... start at the beginning .. but i think that would take to long.... What i think i'll do is show you blips of the what led up to us getting in the house but still keep you current... 


We have been in the house going on two weeks now... still cleaning.. still unpacking .. still introducing ourselves to the house that i affectionately call an 'Aging Disco Queen'.... She was built in 1975


While searching for houses in the area on the internet she immediately caught my eye... She is about 1/4 mile from the lake..a huge lake... and 12 miles from town... right on the edge of state park... 



The previous owner was not particularly happy about selling... It had been off and on the market for about 9 years... I think we were just the only ones that stuck it out when he gave them alot of himming and hawing... He is 89 years old and his children wanted him to live closer to them... The day we signed the papers felt like we had climbed a huge mountain....



She needs alot of TLC.... We want to help her reach this century but still retain some of her charm....Right now just two weeks in she is giving us plumbing trouble... RotoRotor is here as we speak... I hope its nothing too serious... I had a talk with her.... this house... and explained things to her ... how we'd like to fix her up to look like new but she has to work with us... we only have so much money.... money i'd rather spend elsewhere on her than her plumbing... Maybe she was listening... 



I love all the pine trees .... and the man left some humming bird feeders AND some humming birds we have all been enjoying including Jinx... Deer visit our yard daily bring their fawns..squirrels and every kind of bird imaginable.... many i have no clue what they are... This beautiful bird with a pale yellow chest sings the most beautiful clear song in the mornings....

It was so important to me for hubby to have a workshop.... The combination of things we wanted believe it or not was difficult to find here........... We wanted land... at least 5 acres.... a workshop for hubby.... a decent house.... quiet...no close neighbors.... And when i saw this house i just knew this was it... We could be happy here........When things slow down... still feel like we are running around like chickens with our heads cut off........ The house was horribly dirty inside.... think elderly bachelor man living alone... 
Next time i'll bring you inside.... Its so nice to be sitting here making a post with PICTURES...another step toward normal... 

I'll be linking with Ms.Elizabeth and Bleubeard and the Tea Drinkers... My lack of drink i hope will be excused this week as i get my act together...But i so wanted to connect up with everyone and say  'Hi' and that i'm still alive and hope to join everyone on a regular basis soon... AND i just KNEW you'd want to see the house... :)  You can't see me but i'am toasting you with my cup of coffee this morning!  Hugs! deb  

PS... updated hummingbird pic in the header.... thats the last pic of the CA hummingbirds we took just before leaving.. see how you can see the iridescence coming in on their feathers... what a lovely green...  

Monday, May 11, 2015

Homeless.......

.................for one more day!!!!!  Tomorrow at 11:30 am central time zone we will be signing for our house , paying the down payment and receiving the keys!! Let me hear a WOOOHOOOO!!!  OhMyGosh i can hardly believe its here..... I have so much to catch up on and share with you guys so many pictures to show...and stories to tell..... I will hardly know where to begin....  I'm afraid we have to hang in there a little longer....  We sign the closing papers tomorrow.  May 12.... then May 13 we have the carpets cleaned... May 14th the moving truck arrives .... and we can start to offload... May 15 two moving men arrive to help us offload the heavy stuff ( frig.... washer/dryer.... entertainment center....etc.... 

We haven't decided what internet service we are going with yet . But once we get all set up with the desk top i will be back to share everything with you.... Hubby and i took some time this afternoon and just walked around our new property..... and i could just feel some of the tension falling away... Its all gonna be okay.......Its beautiful and quiet... we saw 8 deer while we were there.... The house is grand lady from the 1970's.... she needs some TLC to help bring here into this century and we will do that slowly, hopefully without losing her character... I can't wait to show you you!!! Hugs! deb