today we looked at a rental which is about 15 miles from town. we are all sort of in love with it, despite some issues. the big questions are: 1. do we want to move from one rental, into another? and, 2. do we want to live 15 miles out of town?
let me share some of its charm. the ground floor deck is built around a big tree.
here is the top of the big tree.
there is nice dark wood trim, and these odd little shelves, of which there is another set on the other side.
this is the view from the kitchen window. yard. tire swing. fat tree. horse pasture. barn.
but when you look down, you look at this nasty kitchen sink. it's not dirty, just worn with age. there are a few worn out spots like this in the house.
i could have big plans for this small nook in the wall.
the landlord says he is going to put a wood burning stove here, which would rock. and i love the stone.
decent ceiling fans in many rooms.
and a loft. tashi is in love with the loft, and it would be totally hers.
the house is next to a river. a river! the river is muddy from recent rains, but far, far from overflowing, which says a lot.
here is the view from the master bedroom.
and here is the horse pasture, which is part of the property and may be rented out to horse owners. horses next door. droooool.
so why hesitate, you ask?
well, weren't we going to buy a house?
you see, it's seeming more and more, the time is just not right for that.
why would we want to live so far when fuel is so expensive?
maybe because when i take my power walk in the morning, it would be in the woods. automatically. and the idea of that -- the silence, the wildlife, the canopy of trees -- makes me a little giddy.
what about your cute blue house?
well, once our current landlord jacks up the rent, the house pictured above would actually be cheaper. and it's bigger. and it has more land. and it's pretty darn cute, too.
well, so, shut up and just do it, you say.
perhaps we will.
but if you've got an opinion, i'd love to hear it!