Cowabunga!!! Dreams come true. We have downsized- our new home is smaller- big enough - downsized but living large on a piece of land surrounded by trees - we plan on making trails through the property and placing a cabin/shack in the woods for friends to visit- a little off grid glamping! Weeeee.
We already have friends where we are moving - long time buds of us both- how cool is that?
The past few months have been filled with house hunting and conversation & some arguing too - mostly between Norm and I and as to what our future direction would be. We were very close to going in different directions but this house is what we both have been looking for & Norm gets to build his own shop from the ground up - I know if anyone can - he can.
Not much needs done to the actual house - we have a fireplace to figure out and we are already designing the new deck for across the front of the house!
The dog kennel (top priority) will be built first. Attached to the back of the house - where they can go out through the dog door to do their business or just check outside - a fence around this property - is not an option we could afford or desire- I don't want to keep the deer out - just the dogs in... I already KNOW training will start the first day we move in- I promised God- I needed a long driveway to throw the ball and walk the dogs everyday - no humans in our way, I can't believe how much I have thought of my girls while house hunting ... my family. This place is as much for them as it is for us - & yes I will be adding to our family - one more another bigger one. I've ben walking around crying - elated at the prospects that await - we purchased a prospector :) the house has only 2 bedrooms - our guests will have their own place to stay - complete with wood stove.
I mentioned on IG about not offering alcohol to our guests, I have issues with alcohol as some are aware. Living in the middle of nowhere when guests visit, I couldn't and won't start to stress about people driving impaired. I'm too familiar with those consequences due to the past and others in my life & I will NOT encourage it. Norm and I rarely drink - we might have the occasional craft beer - glass of wine but it's just as easy for us to pass' - we had champagne to toast our new home and both complained it gave us a slight headache- we don't drink anymore - so why have it? Why offer poison to people I care for & that is a fact. That being said - there is a cute little craft brewery/restaurant not far from our new home, I'm sure we will be visiting. Will I have a craft beer or A glass of wine to offer during dinner - perhaps... BUT I'm done with drunks. I have no issues with people who have a drink or two - those who can moderate & control- Bravo.. Regrettably, past experience has proven many I'm familiar with do NOT know when to stop - over indulge & in many cases become abusive, depressed & depressing and nasty. I will not allow this to happen anymore - if you want to get drunk - please, do not visit.
If you want to come up - digital detox, learn how to paint, be surrounded by nature, hike trails, look for mushrooms.. look for deer- nature, help Norm chop wood & carry water- to your tent... lol Please do! Dogs will be welcome too! P.s not a fan TV either- so that won't be happening - much. Weeee - maybe I won't have many human visitors with my "house rules" ... I have my girls, Bird, painting & Norm - I'm going to be busy.
OH! - Did I tell you we have a sauna!? I just researched & was over the moon to learn: Saunas help with arthritis pain - detox our bodies of nasty crap- help with STRESS & are known for REDUCING psoriasis - HOLY - I have a sauna!
Bring your own towel. Wheeeeee! *btw... alcohol & the sauna - bad idea.
Thank you God!
Jesus - I look forward to our forest conversations & exploration.
With TLC & THC