Back in Virginia
Wow! What a diverse two week trip! The house hunting expedition was exhausting and I'm sure it will take me days to recuperate, although I am anxiously awaiting the gym. I never realized how mentally exhausting searching for a place to call home can be.
People say: home is where the heart is. It's a place to hang their hat,. It's where there is love and that it takes two to make a home. The list goes on and on.
However, I was really taken by surprise on this hunting escapade. I'd thought I'd found the perfect house. It sat right on the edge of the forest where the Pres could enjoy hunting. It was impeccable and in pristine condition. I was convinced that the place near the forest was the house, even though I would be giving in on a few things. Seeing that he had clearly made concessions, I thought hard. The conclusion: I can suck it up.
Then, much to my surprise, the Pres suggested looking at one more place I'd mentioned to him in our conversations. Reluctantly, I went along, once again, to satisfy him. And then when I got there, my mind lit up with a million fire crackers! The house is under construction and after meeting and speaking with the builder, I was head over heels in love with every square inch...and so was the Pres!
We gave the builder a list of upgrades to "price" and depending on how that comes out, the next step would be a contract. So, keep all your parts crossed for me...for us!...:)
I have to tell all of you something VERY important. When people who care for each other and respect each other, mountains can be moved. No, our marriage will not be perfect. But, hey, not too many are. It takes hard work...a lot of hard work...a lot of give and take to get to you where you need to be. The Pres, Moon, Copper and I will be scaling back considerably...from twenty acres to nearly four, from over 2300 square feet to 1750. It will be a place to call home, once again.
P.S. Our Realtor brought a gentleman out to the Hollow this past week. While he was here, five deer came out of the woods and he was awe struck. Then, according to our Realtor, the hummingbirds were just zooming around as well. He made an appointment for today (Sunday)...to bring his wife. So, if the pool people are interested, this could be a small incentive for them, don't you think?