Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thought I'd post a picture of our house. It isn't much but it is home to us and I wouldn't live anywhere else. It is really a mobile home we bought in 1986. We were rushed to find a place to live when we moved here. There were no rentals in the area since it is rural and the house we were planning to buy fell through at the last minute. I was to start a new teaching postion in less than a week. So we bought the trailer and had it on a rent lot for about 2 years. In that 2 years we bought the 6 acres and cleared part of it. Then in 1988 while I had surgery my husband had it moved to this location. I wish I had taken before pictures but didn't think of it. We put a roof over the home first all the time continuing to clear the property. Then we added log siding. In 1996 we had the place completely paid for. We had intentions of building a nicer home on the hill behind it as the view is gorgeous. We even ran water lines up to the clearing. Well our son's had grown and left home by then and my husband and I decided that we didn't need a bigger home and that we were very very happy where we were. We did add on a nice dining room as it was needed with the growth of our extended family. All 3 son's married and have families of their own so it is a crowd when we all get together. We also added a large laundry room and moved in 2 freezers and 2 water heaters (electric and gas). We turned the old laundry room into a walk in pantry though it has not spilled out into shelves in our laundry room. When people come to visit they never realize that it is basically a mobile home. We have remodeled the livingroom, kitchen and both bathrooms. Our master bedroom is next on our to-do list and then the spare rooms which we now use for our 'playrooms/studios." We have also added a covered patio area (in photo) and a spa house behind the house where we house our spa hot tub and exercise equipment and house plants in the winter. It is HOME and quite comfortable and best thing is it is paid for!!! Since we didn't incur a mortage to build another house, we both were able to take early retirements. AAAAH!!! Life is good in our part of the country!!