May 22, 2012

More Windows


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.

14 comments:

  1. Your husband is precious. I love that window story. :)

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  2. I love your list of what you want. I'll come to your parties. Promise. :)

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  3. what a nice mother's day gift...even if it's the type of windows that sits on your lap, but at least you don't have to buy curtains for it. Your dream house will happen some day...I feel it!

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  4. I love how creative your husband is! It's a wonderful feeling to be content with what you have, isn't it?

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  5. More windows. Love that. ;)

    We have many windows, but much traffic and no barn cat. I get antsy and spend too much time on Zillow, dreaming of perfection. I get it.

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  6. I torture myself by looking at the real estate section of the Sunday paper every weekend. We're a couple of years away from moving. And I am content with what we have. I just need to do a better job of keeping it in order, so that we can enjoy our home.

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  7. I think February is just a restless time in general (back when you were looking at that house)...but I hope you do find your forever-home someday! More windows is only good if you have a view to go with it for sure! I have lots of windows, but I mostly see other houses. {sigh}

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  8. I totally want the Family Stone house too! We watch it every holiday season (just me and my bub) and I always tell him I want more kiddos and that house! Too funny. Congrats on your new laptop and the show!!!

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  9. I go from being content to wanting more to being content again. I wish I could live in content forever. Maybe I'll get there one day.

    Janelle

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  10. Oh, I had my heart set on a house like that about three years ago. And then we found out the view - the 15 acres of horse pasture - was for sale. We walked away. Sometimes you just know to walk away. But you get that. :)

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  11. I have the feeling same before, i dream a big house with a garden surrounded with different flowers, i knew this could never be easy,but the key for this is yes your right don't get to rush we should wait for the right time and take one step ahead in every opportunity we get.

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  12. Your husband is so sweet. Such a nice post.....

    Danielle


    Oh, and glad the show went good. I wish I could have made it there!

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  13. :) ... your blog will always be one of my top three favs! Thanks for being you...because that encourages my very, very much!!

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