Our offer was rejected on the five acre place - and we are currently feeling grateful! How's that for a change in attitude?
At about the same time I called a friend up north and she asked if we'd looked at the "little house" next door to her. Told her "no", we completely forgot about it when we were there last November. We had stopped to visit her and her hubby and joked about "our future home" when we drove by the "little house."
Well, things have strange way of developing.
Sweetie's health is worsening and the more we thought about it, the wiser choice seemed to be locating closer to town with easy access to the hospital, friends, and the doctor's office.
The "little house" is 800 square feet with one bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining, and 13x23 foot living room. It sits on a triple lot with 153 feet on the road and 80 acres of vacant land behind it. So happens I know the owner and, if we purchased the place, we'd be able to buy additional land from him. The house is one of two homes on the section of the road, the other being my friends' place. They're retired too and we share similar interests and perspectives.
And, the property taxes are currently $150.00 a year. The home does need the bath rebuilt and the kitchen updated. Furnace is nine years old, electrical was recently updated, and the place does not have another house in its view!!!
So, we're looking at it next week. The price is CHEAP. In fact, if the backhoe sells this weekend (two different men coming to look at it Saturday), we would be close to having the asking price!!!
So, once again, time will tell.
It's hard to let go of a dream but one must make adjustments as one ages; even a cantankerous old biddy like me!