I'm trying to convince him that this house is just what we need, but he thinks it's too small and could need more repairs than I'm pointing out. In a perfect world, we'd look at it again, get a contractor to look at it, and get a bid in when the tax money comes back... but in reality, I'm afraid we'll sit and wait for the tax money first and possibly miss out on the property. It's a perfect place though. If I made a list of everything I would want in my "dream home" it would only be missing a few things. It does not have a huge kitchen or a walk-in pantry, no French doors, and no weeping willow or lilac trees. Of these things, the kitchen can be modified some to make it a bit bigger, and I can certainly plant some trees since there's plenty of space. The walk-in pantry I can do without because every other "dream home" wish is met. Yes, I'm actually losing sleep over the wheels in my head turning and thinking about this house. No, I don't think we will actually buy it. I have had too many hopes and dreams flattened by the best laid plans being derailed when something else comes up. I hope, and I pray, but the reality is that this is completely out of my hands. It's entirely possible that if we get to the point of hiring someone to look at it, they'll tell us the electric isn't up to date and there are structural issues, or problems with the plumbing. Or that the owner won't accept our offer. Or it will sell before we get that far. This house is old and has been vacant for a while.
In the meantime, I'm going to keep working hard at downsizing our "stuff" and trying to get geared up for gardening here. I think this year I'm just going to plant some of my 2015 tomato seed mix and see what I get rather than picking and planting specific tomato varieties.
I'm working on another trade this week. I'm anticipating new tomato and pepper seeds. I'm actually really excited about several of the incoming varieties. I will post about them when they arrive. I'm sending their seeds off tomorrow.
The plan is to get some more winter sowing containers out tomorrow. We will see how things go. I haven't been able to sleep for a couple nights now since Tony said we'd have money to play with and the possibility of a home is back on the table... maybe...
My other huge plan is to start a homesteading/gardening/country living vlog when we move. I would love to share our daily adventures, our projects, our successes (and our failures) with everyone.