Monday, March 15, 2010

Part 2, even tho there wasnt technically a part 1

So, you remember when I was sitting and waiting on that pretty, blue bench? Well, the main point of that trip(other than to see my handsome husband, of course) was to look at a house.

Okay, so, "to look at a house" is a bit vague. I mean, I had *seen* the house. But only in pictures. My husband went to walk through the house since he was there and I was not. And he took a bajillion and seven pictures for me...Now, that sounds like a lot of pictures, right? Well, in all honesty, I could have looked at more pictures....I mean, you cant ever have enough pictures....can you? Especially when you are thinking of buying a house.

Long story short. My husband bought me a house! Without me ever being in it. Is he crazy, you ask? Maybe. Was it a huge risk on his part? Well, really this could have gone one of two ways, right? It could have ended up the house of my dreams or the house of his nightmares. Luckily, he knows me very, very well.

The first time I got to see/walk through the house was after our offer had been accepted and the inspection was being done. I got to walk around and get a feel for everything. Thats very important when you get a new house...the way it makes you feel. That and the way it smells.

Well, I loved it. I mean, I LOVE it. And boy, was my husband ever happy to hear me say that!

But wait. Dont get too excited. Well, okay. You can get excited! What I mean to say is that things arent a sealed deal yet. We still have a couple hurdles to get over. And because of that Ive been holding out on you. Yep. Thats what Im saying. Im a holder outer. You see, when it comes to this kind of stuff...really, big, important stuff...I get a tad superstitious and more than a tad paranoid that something will go wrong if I say things about it out loud. And so, even though writing it isnt the same as saying it out loud....it still has that cloud of superstition and paranoia hanging over it. Have I made any of you run off yet due to the fact that you think I am officially crazy at this point? Well, you may want to come back...for just a minute anyway.

Without further ado, I present to you my soon to be home:

I have always wanted a long, curving drive to my house. Long=more than 25 ft.

My garden space. Soon to be filled with yummy produce.

No, these arent holes that drop into the center of the earth.

They are actually my strawberry beds. I think I counted a total of 18 plants in there. I heart strawberries.

My grape vines.

Some of my fruit trees.

And just everyday trees. Im gonna have trees. Me. I am.

A secret path.

A very charming gate that I love very,very much. Hang on tho. Look at the picture, but pretend that you are standing with your back to that tree you see there. This means that you will be facing that little charming gate in the opposite way that the picture is presented to you.

This is very important because now if you walk through the gate you can see one of my two pastures.

And my barn! (swoon)

Now quick. Knock on wood.

Did you do it? Phew. Thank you.

But hurry. Cross your fingers. Did you do it?

Sigh. Okay. Thank you.

Im nearly hyperventilating over here....

18 comments:

Farmer Jen said...

Congratulations!! I am excited for you! So happy! So happy for you!

Thank you for showing us pictures.

More please.

(the title of this post made me laugh. And I needed a laugh today. So thanks.)

shy_smiley said...

that's just cool. a little prayer won't hurt, either, and I'll keep you in mine until I hear that deal is solid. Congrats.

CeeCee said...

Holy cats!! He is one brave man. I can say though, he bought it knowing the yard, pastures, gate, BARN would do the trick. Who cares about the house? It's not like you'll ever be in it, because you will no longer be 'fancin' the farm life'---you'll be LIVING it~!

Stacey said...

That is awesome and beautiful! You are going to love it! Fruit trees, grapes vines, and strawberries! I'm jealous. Congrats!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!! Marcee, I am SO VERY happy for you!!! Wow. Just wow! This looks like the perfect place for you - long, curvy driveway, two whole pastures, awesome strawberry beds, a grape arbor, orchard, trees, cute gate, big garden and that huge gorgeous big ol' barn!!! Oh, and a secret path.... your husband has certainly outdone himself. What a wonderful man S is!

OK, I've knocked on wood and I'm crossing my fingers, toes, legs, and eyes for you....... can't wait to see the house!

Lilla said...

Marcee, how perfect! Congratulations. You have LAND and a BARN and FENCES....whoo hoo! Neal bought our house without me seeing it first (just pictures), and he did a great job too. Except for the fact it's in the city! I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see the critters that roam your farm in the near future.

Sarah said...

this looks like a great place! i can't wait to see the house, but what you've shown us so far looks perfect! I'm loving the graden space, especially envying the fruit trees and trees in general. They are hard to come by in our area!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I love it more every time I see it!!
(And you and I both know he bought it because he said it smelled like "llama poo" and he knew you'd love that.) :-) :-) He is such a good husband.
I'm very glad that we don't need to fear the holes that drop into the center of the earth anymore. Strawberries are waaaaay better than holes. Can you say fresh, homegrown strawberry jam? YUM!!!

Stop worrying please. Everything is going to be just fine. We've got plans. ♥ ♥ ♥

J.J. said...

I can just picture you there already. You've have dreamed about this for how long? FOREVER!! Sometimes dreams really do come true. I cannot wait to come and visit you! Yay, Yay, Yay!!!!!

Spring Lake Farm said...

I am very excited for you! Oh...and I LOVE the gate!

Sandy

sugarcreekstuff said...

Those fancy strawberry beds would have been enough, but a BARN and PASTURES!?! As in more than one!!! Heaven.

I can't wait to hear more!

goatgirl said...

It is perfect. Darby is going to love living on a farm:)

linda m said...

I love it! Congratulations Marcee, it is what you have been dreaming of. I am very happy for you. Now you will have to change the name of your blog, ha ha!! Don't worry I'm sure everything will work out just fine.

frugalmom said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderfully supportive comments. They all helped calm my nerves! I cant wait to get in the new house and in the new garden and out to my BARN...all that fun stuff....hopefully just a little longer now. :-)

Country Girl said...

Super, good for you guys. You'll be much closer to farmgirl DK. happy for you guys!

inadvertent farmer said...

WhoooHoooo! I love that fact that hubby bought it without you...I've done that 3 times to my husband but he has never done it to me.

Soooo I see 'house in Washinton'...as in the evergreen state? Land of big firs and apples? If so...welcome to the neighborhood! Kim

warren said...

Holy crap! I have been out of touch! Congratulations!

Farmchick said...

Found my way to your blog....I enjoyed reading through it. LOVE the garden gate...very very cute. Stop over and visit me at my farm soon. :)