Category Archives: Getting to the Farm


June 13, 2014

So, as of today, our current house hasn’t sold. We ended up doing a major revision on our new home plan in hopes that maybe we can swing two mortgages. We won’t quite be able to swing it, but should be able to handle getting the basement poured this fall, if our house isn’t sold. That will take a month or so off of the time it will take to complete our house and also give us a better chance of being able to finish it during the winter months. Showings have slowed down, my frustrations have increased, yet we are staying patient and trusting that the right buyer will come at the right time.

I can’t believe I’m this sad about listing our house

Our house is on the market. As I watched the virtual tour this morning, I teared up. I LOVE our house. I’m going to miss our house. Our new house only partially exists on a piece of paper, so it makes it a bit hard to focus on the new memories that will be made. I AM excited to be on the farm, but I can’t picture any family dinners, birthday parties, or Christmas mornings there yet. Prior to living here, I moved 6 times in 7 years. I didn’t have much attachment to any of them and I didn’t really love any of the places either. This is different. In April, we will have been here for 7 years. We’ve brought 3 of our babies home from the hospital to this house. OK, now I’m tearing up again.

Check out the listing. Share it with friends who may be interested. I want it to sell so I can move on and focus on building a new home that will be even better than this one. Thanks!


February 23, 2014

We got a few things taken care of this weekend in regards to the move. I have a feeling that the more of these initial things we check-off, the bigger our list will get. With all the snow and cold, there isn’t much else to do anyway.

Friday: “virtual tour” pictures taken of our current home. It should be officially on the market Tuesday.

Saturday: attended the Spring Home & Garden show to get some ideas and narrowed our 20+ floor plans down to 2. We are hoping to get a “final” plan done in the next week or so.

Sunday: heard back from the surveyor with 3 different building site options to choose from. .