I don’t want to jinx us but I think it’s going to happen. I think we’re going to be able to move. Would I sound horrible if I said I was scared? We’ve been working on this for so long and now it’s at my fingertips and I’m freaking out!
This is actually a home that my older brother is living in right now. He is recently divorced and was given it in the settlement. It’s too much house for him and too far from work. When he was married, they moved there for the same reasons that I’m looking for, a place for children and a good school for them to go to, also being closer to family (down the road).
The house is a bit more “in the woods” than I would prefer but I know it’s growing up and there should be more houses out there in the coming years. But as of right now, you could truly stand buck naked in the front yard and not a soul would know (except for who’s with you).
It’s going to take a bit of work as he’s suffered from depression since the divorce and let things go that needed taking care of. My brother in law said it’s all simple stuff that he knows how to do and will show my son, so not to worry. He currently has three dogs, a German Sheppard and two Chihuahuas. However, he lets them outside and they have fleas. One of my cats is allergic to fleas and well, I just don’t want them anyway. So we have a lot of work to do before we can move in, that is after the finance part comes through.
We have to bug bomb first to get the fleas out and then clean as there is a bit of dog fir and I don’t want to freak out my older cats either, I’m worried about them taking the long trip as it is. We will have to get a dog because of being out in the woods, but we would start with a puppy so that it can grow up with my granddaughter and protect her. Also, even though my cats are divas, I’m hoping a puppy would be easier to integrate into the household.
The yard is hugely overgrown as it’s only been him and he said the lawnmower is broken. But my son loves to do yard work so to him, this would be like discovering Pandoras Box. My brother said that he has a peach tree in the back yard so I’m hoping to add more fruit trees once we have it cleared. It’s unthinkable that we could have a yard that we can walk about in and have a cookout with people over. I’ve not been able to do that in years.
I don’t want to get my hopes up too early but if it goes through, it shouldn’t be two months before we can move. It’s going to be a lot of work but I know it will be worth it, even if just for my granddaughter.