Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another busy week

I have decided to pack up the craft supplies for the move. I haven't done it yet as I don't have any moving boxes or time but I've kinda just hung my hat up for now on crafting. I wish I could pack up my drywall tools, but we are not done with those. My dad did come up to visit and spent a day with R wiring the two bedrooms we have framed, and now we have electricity for those walls and the lights. I can now drywall but with money tight to pay for inspections, doctors bills and car repairs I'm not sure we can afford the drywall right now.

I hoped to post pictures of our bedroom progress but R took my camera cable up to the new house today for inspections.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

A disappointing discovery

This is a new home I found out in the country. It is 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, remodeled already, 2 car garage, barn, garden and fenced yard and 5 acres. I love living out in the country. I love the solitude, the quiet, the nature, the freedom to let the kids wander around and not worry about people taking them. I love the thought of my kids going naked in the summer and I won't have to worry about the neighbors and what they think. I have always wanted to live in the country.

I want to have chickens, sheep, goats, maybe a horse for K. I want to have a huge garden and live that kind of life. My love is not that way. He is a city boy. He wants to walk to work, and live in the whole jungle of life. I would prefer to hide from it.

My disappointing discovery this morning was I thought I might be able to live in the city if there was a big yard, and I could have chickens. That was shot down. They have city ordinances where fowl can not be kept closer then 150 feet from any dwelling. The yards there are only 150 feet so I don't think I will ever get my chickens. This was very sad to me. Not to my love. He just laughed and said he'd buy me some land and I could have chickens in 10 years when we build on it.

Monday, May 08, 2006

House I am wishing for

This is it. There are only about 9 homes in our price range in the new scatterville, and this is by far my favorite. It has four bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a basement, attic, and sun porch. It also has a new two car garage perfect for a ceramic studio and it looks like a nice yard. It is the college part of town, but we've lived there before. The wood works look wonderful and I hope that it looks as good in person as it does on the internet. They never do though.


The kids swiped the batteries from my camera to use in the Game boy so there are no pictures of the walls today, but I give you a one room building on the way to town we came across going wandering down dirt roads. One of my favorite past times. There are Turkey Vultures roosting on the chimney.

One of the things people ask me when I announce we are moving is what do the kids think. I really have to answer that they are quite excited to find a new house, one that has a bedroom for each of them. We have lived in such a way for the last year that they don't even have a space to go when they want to be alone and they are all looking forward to that.

We have not heard back from my dad yet, but he is planning on coming down next week to help us finish the electricity in this house. We are going to be working on this house in a fevered pitch for the end of May. We framed one bedroom yesterday and hopefully will get the other one framed tomorrow. These are the last walls we need to build. There is not to much in the grand scheme of things left to do. Replace 5 windows and decide what to do with the outside, siding or painting. It is still a ton of work.

We look forward to visiting our new "Scatterville" some time next week also to look for a new house. We hope to find a four bedroom with two toilets. Although if we need to put in a new one, we have totally been there and done that.