We did not get that house. Actually, over time I realized I think I wanted it so badly mostly because of the barn cat. ? It was equal parts awesome and money pit. It was on all this land but close to the road. And a lot of the surrounding area (over 35 acres of "view") was for sale. My view was for sale.
We did not pursue and I think it sold not too long after that. To its rightful owners.
I said I wouldn't be ready to get our house to sell until after my show anyway, and now it's after my show. I'm working slowly very slowly here and there to get it ready. I feel no rush. The urgency to have a house with many windows, mature trees, and a spectacular view has left me for a bit. I'm quite satisfied and content with what I have right now. I don't know why I was so restless before. Now, I think just knowing that we will move and that I can wait until it's the house meant for us, it is enough.
Jeff gave me a new laptop for Mother's Day. He said I asked for more windows and, well, this has Windows 7. It's the best he could do right now and it's still pretty awesome. I was tempted to post a photo of the laptop I've been using this past year but I will spare you, it's that inappropriate and embarrassing.
I want the Family Stone house. I want a place that fits us all and guests in the kitchen. I would like my own room. Like an office or art room or a place to read. I don't want it too close to a busy road. And I want there to be enough room for parking if we want to have a party, or for when all of the kids are driving. And there must be windows and a view.
And I'd really love a barn cat, but I'm not sure he'll make it to my vision board when it's all said and done.