Hello from a soon to be snowy NC! Although I don’t trust the weathermen around here, due to the fact NC weather tends to do whatever it pleases, they are calling for a few inches of snow here. Not that this affects any of my work week-nurses don’t get snow days!
The meeting with the architect went very well. We were all pleased with his plans for my parents’ house and just needed to make some minor adjustments. We also figured out the placement of everyone’s houses as well as the barn. I will be on Lot 3, which means I will have a view of the pond, the barn and our neighbor’s beautiful horse pasture. I couldn’t be more excited.
After that meeting, it finally started to hit me that our dream is becoming a reality. Seeing everything on a screen and actually drawn out, made it feel so much more real that just talking about it.
I finally closed on my old homestead yesterday, which was a mess. I am so glad to finally be done with that situation. Between the closing getting pushed back, and “unexpected” costs at the last minute, I grateful to wash my hands of it.
Now that I officially have a fresh start, I have been combing through pictures of farm houses to see what I want mine to look like. Since it is just me, I am planning on a smaller house with a “Phase 2” option, in case the future requires me to expand. This way, I will not have a big old house all to myself, if it ends up just being me. Here are my top two ideas for the outside. What do you think?
Looking through pictures has been so exciting, I am now getting super impatient to have everything done and live on the farm. I am trying to enjoy this journey, but it hard to not want it all right now!
I have figured out a savings plan for the next year or two to help get as much money as possible in savings towards my house.
We also got to tour our neighboring farms this past weekend, it was wonderful to meet our neighbors and we learned quite a bit. More on that adventure later!
Until next time…