Monday, October 23, 2006

Moving: Part Two!

The reason that is takes me so long to post and that I havent' been visiting anyone on the blog-o-sphere lately is that we are in a rural area, on dial-up, and something is really wrong with my line. Right now I'm working at 26.4 Kbps and it is even slower than even that should be! Okay, back to my story...

Well, we prayed and prayed and tentively asked our friend if it would at all be possible to rent-to-own...she talked it over with her hubby. The house had been on the market for three months and only one person had come to look at it. (If I'm wrong, I'm sure my friend will let us know.) Also, she had been very upset about having to sell the house to a stranger. You see, she and her husband and two kids had been living in the house for about ten years and she adores it. It is on 5 acres of land...part of her family's farmland. They receintly adopted two more children and needed a larger home. To make a really long story short, they moved into the house next door...her parents old house...and her parents built a new one near theirs. Near and next door are relative terms here. We are talking IN THE COUNTRY! Well, as you have figured out, they decided to sell us the house...on a rent-to-own basis.

The most wonderous thing about this is that her kids are all homeschooled just like mine. We get to have SO much fun together. When I walk over to her house, I walk down a field of wild flowers. I feel like I'm in Little House on the Prairie! No joke! I have delicious well water, a gas stove, a gas fireplace, oil for heat...and no cable. LOL.

Okay, here are some pics. Oh! I forgot to tell you that it has three bedrooms, a HUGE master bath with one of those giganitc bathtubs and a walk-in closet, a living room (which we have dubbed the library...so many books!), a beautiful kitchen (with an island even!), a dining room that is now the schoolroom/office, a family room with the fireplace, and an area in the kitchen for our dining room table. There is also a 4 foot pool with a deck! And it all sits on FIVE acres of land that is attached to my friend's family farm!

This is a picture of the front driveway with the carport. I haven't yet taken a picture of the actual driveway...you have to be very daring to drive up it! LOL, it is quite an adventure! We got a trailer full of plants part way up the driveway but then the car couldn't make it the rest of the way and we tried backing up and ended in the ditch. Oh my! But I'll tell you all about moving day on the next post in Moving: Part Three.

Here is a picture of a small portion of our backyard...with a dog pen. The backyard extends about four more acres back.




And Next is the view from our front porch...this was last winter. Right now we have a lovely autumn spray of trees. It is too gorgeous to tell!


Keegan, Evan, and I went on a hike (in my friends' backyard next door to mine!) with my friend and two of her kids as well as another homeschooler.

It was a workout! That's me in the checkered sleeves, trying to trudge up the hill. LOL. What an awesome experience! I have so much more to tell you about the history of my own back yard! But that will have to wait for the next post. I've taken up too much space and time as it is! God bless you. I'll post more about it soon!

9 comments:

Ma Ingalls with ADHD said...

I'm Lisa, the friend next door and past owner of the haven now known as Pixie Corner.My prayer was "God, let someone buy this home who will embrace it and love it like I do! " And he saved it for MImi and her family! We are thrilled and have made them our FAMILY! well, ya gotta be if you live on the family farm!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It sounds great, Mimi. Thanks for the vivid description and pictures.

McMom said...

It sounds wonderful!!!! It made me tear up because that is just the kind of place we would like to live in someday once we stop moving around w/ the military.

Jaime H. said...

Mimi, that's brilliant!!! I'm so happy for you!!! It looks and sounds beautiful!!

Cinder said...

I'm glad that you found a place...it sounds great and your description along with the pictures are beautiful!

jel said...

love the pictures ,
welcome to the country, and Dialup
got to love it, and living in the country , is the best! :)


take care!

Kimber said...

YEA GOD - It is so like God to bless our socks off - isn't it!

Love the pics - this place is amazing!!! I am so excited to hear how God is providing for you and your cute fam ;)

Missin ya!

Ballpoint Wren said...

Yay! Mimi! It looks beautiful! I'm so glad you're happy—you guys deserve a wonderful place to live. Now if you could only get proper internet service. Heh! (I am never satisfied!)

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