Friday, May 25, 2012

We have a home

We have found a home. Oddly enough, we aren't moving out of our community because rents in the DFW area have gone crazy the last two months.

This is what happens when people can't get loans for a home. Everyone turns to renting. At least that's my theory. I was getting alerts every day about houses where the status was either getting updated because they had rented in less than 24 hours or their price was going up by hundreds of dollars a month, pricing them right out of our budget.

So we decided that unless there's a big promotion or something, our budget is better served by staying put, sort of.

I called a friend from around here who's home was empty. She was not sure she wanted to rent it, but made a sudden turn around. It's got 6 acres, room for Lily and a companion.

Tall ceilings like our home, open living room too.
 We also have a lovely creek in the backyard...

Right now, it's got water... Come on rain!

The place needs a serious mowing since plants are about as high as my hip. We've got a friend with a tractor and we're hoping to borrow it to do some shredding.

The rent is affordable, she has no issue with our crazy number of animals.

It's a dream, at least for a year. Now I just need to get hubby home.

All in due time.

It's interesting, this place is very much in line with my dream and when I think of the gyrations it took to get here I'm amazed. Other issues have arisen (I may be up for a new job, or not, our work department is losing cohesion, Hubby loves his job and wishes he could find a  way to stay).

But at least we have a place to land for a while.

We move in mid June.


Cheryl Ann said...

I wish I had a place for my 5 horses, but for now I have to board them...sigh...someday!

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Good for you. Welcome home.


Shirley said...

It looks like a lovely home, and how wonderful that you can have all your critters there. Sometimes prayers are answered!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Congratulations. You sound happy with how it's working out. I couldn't believe that my old house got under contract within a week of it being on the market. They weren't supposed to even show it until the painting and flooring was done. I talked to the painter today and he said it looks fantastic. He cleaned up a lot of cracks and rotting drywall. Now I'm kind of wishing I weren't selling it. If I rent it, maybe someday I can go back to it, after the annoying, nosy old folks next door move along. But I'm selling it to an Army Captain, so at least I can feel good about helping out a service member.

aurora said...

How exciting! I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I'll look forward to watching that unfold. Good luck with the move.

Kate said...

Sounds like a good plan for now - and that's good enough. Love the creek!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

house looks nice and 6 acres! oh my. and a stream!! cool. Best wishes on the work situation. Why IS life so difficult?

Victoria Cummings said...

Breathe - That's good forward movement. I hope that Lily is feeling better. Lisa's suggestion on the other post about the nerve block was a good one. Also, have you tried a good chiropractor for her? It's so hard to know what to do when you don't really know what's wrong. Sending you lots of positive energy to get through all of this.

Margaret said...

Awesome place. One step at a time.. :) I love the white cowboy boots on the clean floor.