Well, it looks like we bought a farm. So I thought I’d start a little blog, to record our adventures, mishaps, and just general goings on.
I’ll start with the beginning. Because that’s where we are at. 😉
A few weeks ago, my parents moved 15 minutes away from us. This is a BIG deal, because my entire adult life, I’ve lived no closer than a 3 hour drive from them, and as far as a 12 hour plane flight. We are a close knit family, so when they announced they would be moving from their hometown (where they’d lived practically their entire life) to the town over from us, we were ecstatic to say the least. We went through the typical ups and downs of real estate purchasing as they looked. (Here in north Texas, its a HOT market, so its kind of stressful.) They found a beautiful home, and then finally moved here. Yay! Roller coaster over!!
A couple of days after they moved, we happened to see a property pop up online. (My husband looks periodically at land prices, etc.) It was gorgeous. Perfect. Except on the high side of our price point. Ugh. Well, my parents encouraged us to make an appointment to go view it. “Just to see”. So the next morning, we left the kiddos at their house and drove to the property. Inside and out it was perfect. PERFECT. Literally my dream home, and my husband’s dream property. Almost 12 acres. A large shed. 2 ponds. A pig pen and small barn already set up. Inside the home, it had wood floors, a larger kitchen than I have now, 3 bedrooms, and an “office” space. Lets also talk about the wrap around porch?? DREAMY.
We fell in love. We schemed. We crunched numbers. We discussed. We said no. We said yes. We said we were crazy. We put in an offer.
The next day, we negotiated back and forth with the sellers. They ended up meeting us halfway (which is what we hoped). BAM. We were in option period. I scheduled the inspection. I KNEW it would fall through. I just knew it. Something was going to be horribly wrong. Multiple leaks. Falling into a sinkhole. Sewage draining into the master bedroom. Something.
The inspection came back. VERY good. A few things we requested to be fixed or have an allowance to be fixed. They agreed to it all. We couldn’t believe it. It’s happening!! We were going to buy our dream home!!
Fast forward to closing a couple of weeks later. Simple. Easy. Done.
Now we just wait to move in. I am insanely busy setting up utilities, packing up a house of 5 people, and trying to help my parents, who are still UNPACKING. I basically help them empty boxes, then take them home to fill them back up again. It’s kind of an insane environment around here right now. It still doesn’t seem real. We are going to LIVE there. Its OURS. We take possession on July 1st. Then movers come July 2nd to move everything. Maybe then it will feel real?
If you’ve made it this far, thanks. 🙂 If you’d like to follow what we are doing at our farm, feel free to subscribe to this blog. Hopefully I will find the time to write here. I hope you’ll join in on our journey.
Welcome to Hatch End Homestead. 🙂