I'm trying to smack impending older age aside the head
Moses Lake, Washington
March 9, 2018 9:41pm CST
This is where who ever is reading this gets to chime in with what!? Some of you know that I have been a busy bee looking for a place to retire in with my dearest hubby. Or we could stay where we are at and spend a ton of money on cabs that would carry us to buses and trains and planes. So busy me found it. I did. And not in Oregon. I found it. I am in shock. I agreed to buy a house that was built in 1900. Isn't that an amazing statement? Can you believe that? Am I joshing? No. I am not. Oregon beat our butts pretty hard. Broke me up, bidding on decent places at decent prices, and wowwhee! Fifteen bidders and the price soared up and up. We landed back in Washington state. Just south of the capitol. Small town USA. A block from a lake. A medium sized yard with two sheds, a walnut tree and an apple tree. And a huge Craftsman house. Enclosed front porch. Wooden business like staircase. Sunday a buddy of mine is going to help me drive over the mountain Pass so that we can walk through what I've seen via the computer. Glorious shiny wooden floors. Heated bathroom floor!! But I've done it. Hubby has done it. Our offer was accepted. Three and a half years we'll be figuring how to move my collection of furniture that will fit right into this barn of a house- biggest place that I've ever lived in. Good gravy I am nuts.
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Oh that is such wonderful news. You are moving into a bigger home though is that what I'm understanding? The heated floor sounds amazing. My kitchen floors are so cold they can be painful to stand on in the winter I wish they were heated but it would be costly.
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Good luck. I also love older homes. My house is rather small, built in 1905. Admittedly, it is always in need of repair and is drafty, but it has its own charm and I could never afford anything that I would like better. We've grown old together!