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Thread: A New Beginning
12-09-2012, 08:22 PM #1
A New Beginning
My family and I are in the process of finding a new beginning, and I wanted to document it by starting a journal for those of you who may be interested in sharing my experience.
I hope this is okay with everyone.
My husband and I have been married for 5 years now (this past November). Since we've been married we've lived in 3 different homes.
The first home we moved into was small, old, and had to be heated with a wood stove. This was an interesting and fun experience, but I don't think I'd do it again.
The second home we moved into was an old trailer situated about 25 feet from railroad tracks, and in full sunlight. Anyone who has lived in a trailer will know how hard it is to heat and cool a poorly insulated trailer.
The third and current move was into, again a small, old home. Fortunately we actually have updated heat, and really love it here. The downfalls of being here are that the home does NOT have a foundation, and it only has one bedroom. My son's room is what should be the dining room, and we have to go through it to get to the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. Of course he's too young to care right now, but when he makes a mess it's like the whole house is messed up.
The BIG part of all this is that all of these properties were/are rented.
We are now in the process of buying a home! We are soooo excited! If things go as planned we should close the deal with the bank on the 21st of this month. The property is 40 acres, has a pond, a 2 stall barn, a chicken coup, and a storage shed.
Please join me in a tour of what Im getting into.
Above is a picture of one of the things I find most attractive about this property. The looooooonnnng private driveway that ends in a locked gate. Privacy my friends! You can't see the home until you are basically at the end of the driveway, and I like it. The picture is about halfway down the driveway, going out. What we plan on doing with this is building a wooden fence, painted black going all the way up the driveway on the left side. This will serve as decorative, and actual functional fencing for cattle and our pony.
At the end of the driveway you'll encounter the home. Yes, a trailer. Thankfully this one is well insulated, and has central heat and air. The tree in the front is coming down. When Sandy hit we got some pretty high winds, and that was the result.
The plan for this is kind of rednecky, but hey I'm a Kentuckian. . . We will be building onto the front of the trailer, exactly doubling it in size. When the construction is complete, we'll be covering the entire thing in vinyl siding which will hopefully make it impossible to tell that a trailer was ever there.
OR we may build on, then take the trailer out, and build the other half. That would be a bit complicated though, since we have to live there while all this is going on.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora