Some things we can overlook. Some things we cannot. There’s 40 acres. That’s great! The lake is right one the northwest corner of the land . . almost on the property line. That’s not great! If you want to build a house and have a view of the water, you’d have to build right near the property line too. The neighbor built their house right on their property line! Not good! They have dogs . . sounded like lots of dogs; not to mention about 25 disabled vehicles in their yard. Very bad! No way will we have 40 acres and live right on the edge of it, with a house already right on the edge of the property next door.
The ground is almost pure rock! It would take an unbelievable amount of work to have a garden spot there. Not good. You know what Vince said? It would be really hard to have cows there because grass just doesn’t grow on those rocks! A cow! He mentioned a cow!
It’s 40+ miles from here which means instead of Vince driving 2 miles to work, he’d be driving 40+ miles to work. Who knows what the cost of gasoline may eventually be. Some drive that far to work, or farther, and it’s fine if it doesn’t bother them but it would bother Vince and when I’m out of town, Vince lets Speck out and feeds him at lunch. Not going to happen if work is 40 miles from home. And, Vince teaches 3 nights a week; 2 classes in town and one class 50 miles away. That would put him having to drive 90 miles one way to teach that class.
If the old house wasn’t on the land and it was just land and priced right and the lake wasn’t right on the edge of the property line and we could buy it and save it to build a retirement home, things might be different but for now, we’re going to pass on this one and I’m ok with that decision. The perfect piece of property is waiting for us and like CJ said, the hunt is half the fun!