As regular readers here know we have some land in western Maryland called Happy Trails and we go up there often. It is a peaceful calm place and we really like the slower pace and the little town there. The more we are up there the more we like it. We have built a tractor barn and plan on building a cabin there too. The cabin started out small and seems to get bigger and bigger each time Ken redesigns it. It means a lot of work for us and years of building.
Yesterday morning as I walked in town I walked along a road I don't usually walk and saw a house with a For Sale sign on it. It was a cute, neat and trim two car garage rancher with a big shed out back and I fell in love with the house and property. I thought what a great place that would be to live, but it probably costs a lot. I stopped and picked up the leaflet that was in front and saw that it was really a good price and the pictures of the inside were just as nice as the outside.
I got to thinking how nice it would be to have a house right in town and be close to Happy Trails. We could still make trails and build a one room cabin like it started out and it would still be our get-a-way. The more I thought about it, the more excited I became that this house was where I wanted to live. When I saw Ken coming to get me in the truck, I ran over to him waving the leaflet in the air. He too liked the house and thought it a good idea.
So we called our realtor Amy (who sold us the land) and made an appointment to see the house later that day.
The listing realtor showed up too and we had a tour of the house. The inside was perfect just like a model and was move in ready.
Only thing was, the listing realtor said that a there was already a contract on the house. We were so disappointed.
I won't go into all the details, but the listing realtor lied to us and quite a few other people so she could get the commission. But our realtor straightened things out and the good and exciting news is that things worked out, we put in a contract and it was accepted. The house is ours!! : )
So folks come the end of the summer we will have a new house to live in.
In just a couple of weeks we will put our townhouse up for sale.
The only down side of this is that I will miss my morning walks around the lake, my many friends here and most of all my church! But life is an adventure and you have to take opportunities when they come.
Thinking how all this worked out and the many chance happenings that made this happen and the prayers we've said, I know that God was watching over us and helping us make the right decisions.
So would you like to see some pictures of this house of ours? Silly question!!
|Our new house|
|Side yard and shed|
|Looking through the trees from the main street of town.|
Did I surprise you?
Happyone : )