In the Willows...

In the Willows...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

a few of our new views

This is the view out the back door toward Cayuga Lake.  We are directly in the middle of both Cayuga and Seneca Lakes with a time of 9 minutes to each lake.  The back yard is fenced in for the pups.  We will be putting in pasture on the other side of this fence for Pete and the sheep.  These fields directly behind us are owned and farmed by an Amish family.  Joel spoke with two of the boys on Sunday, who were checking out our camper that we parked out behind the house and they have 13 brothers and sisters.  They are a dairy farm, right up my alley and their cows graze a field over so I get to have cows in my view, this pleases me immensely.

This view is from the island in the kitchen to the living room.  As you can see this is the largest part of the downsize for me and the one part I really had to think about before going ahead with the deal.  It will be cozy and I do cozy so well.  No more wasted space that I pay to heat and am taxed to death on.  No more yelling through the house to have Joel repeat himself, this part maybe worth more than the money we save.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The move has started

boxes and small stuff have started to make their journey to our new home.

Our soon to be dining area.  

I have been cleaning, log homes are notorious for dust collecting so I have been vacuuming walls and wiping with damp cloths.  Scrubbing cupboards and walls.  Trying to figure out what pieces of furniture will fit where and in which room.

So far the most intense conversation between Joel and I was where the TV will go, of course.  Other than that he says I can do what I want in the house. HA!  that will last as long as when I get the first

Actually it didn't last that long...I put the carpet down to put boxes and things on and his first reaction was "don't you think the carpet would be better...." and I think the death ray look and the flaring of the nostrils made him step back a foot.  His next words were " I am sure it will look great any where".  I laughed and he appeared to start breathing again.

So I will keep hauling and scrubbing and making it our own.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Changes in the fall wind....

I sold this 1860 chestnut/walnut Step-back cupboard this past weekend.  It is going to Aurora, NY in the old Lehigh Valley Railroad Station that the owners are restoring.  That made me happy.  

Its was just to large for the new house.  I've really had to soul search my things and be willing to let go of items that just wont fit in the down size part of our new life.  Surprisingly, it has not been to hard, I think because I am super ready to move on.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sneak peek...

This is where our new "home sweet home" will be...(positive thinking)  Purchase offer is in...

much different than the Willows....that is a good thing

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

So officially

Selling a house is hard....all the little details, then all the big details but its the details in between all of those that really get ya!

Officially its been on the market for a week, and we had an offer on day three, that we accepted with contingencies, that has left it open for another offer that should be coming in any moment.

How do I feel?  Blessed.  I have taken the stewardship of this home and property very seriously for 25 years.  I have given, even when I didn't think I had any more to give.  She is paying me back now, shining and showing all she has to offer to a new family.

Joel has been a mad man, working until I don't even think he realizes he is awake. I could not have done it with out him.

The dogs don't know what to think.  They keep getting long car rides and now are confused every time I leave they are waiting for the let's go signal.  I usually don't take my dogs with me places, mainly because BooBoo leaves my car looking like its a fur coat.  Oie, right now its REALLY fur lined but that is on the bottom of the to do list.

Good things are happening, Nate passed his licencing for his RN and now wait's for his orders from the ARMY.  I can't help but thinking that Mamma is watching us from heaven and sending us her blessings.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Big News...

As of October 1st the Willow's is on the market, we are moving!