Vince is really smitten with this place. I can see why. Last night I had a good heart to heart talk with myself and decided that it’s not so much that the houses there aren’t what we want, but they just don’t measure up to my current house. I have to get over that way of thinking. I decided it’s kinda like getting a new puppy. When you have a dog that you love so much and something happens to him, it’s not always a good idea to rush out and buy a new puppy. The new puppy will never be the dog you just lost. That’s how I feel about my house. I can’t keep comparing the Texas houses to my current house. I can’t have my current house any more so . . I’m going to look at this in a whole new way.
Vince is still going to see one more property before making an offer but I think this is what it’s going to be.
And, I think this is the real reason he wants the place.
The mobile home has a huge steel built structure over it and this addition on the back side. This is two double garage doors. The opening goes to the back door of the mobile home and see the room to the left. It’s two story and it’s 12′ x 16′ and it’s air conditioned and Vince is already calling it the quilting room. I would probably put the long arm upstairs and store batting up there. 12′ x 16′ is about the minimum size that would work for the longarm. In the downstairs, I could put a sewing machine, ironing table, cutting table and design wall. Or, I might get Vince to close in and air condition one side of that garage to have myself a larger sewing room. Lots of possibilities.
The current owners camped and had friends who had campers. This area was set up for their friends to visit with their campers. There are four hookups for electricity and sewer. It wouldn’t take much to close this area in and make a building out of this if we wanted to.
This is a fully insulated 30′ x 40′ shop complete with plumbing, electricity and a concrete floor. Vince would be so happy to have this for a shop.
This is a concrete underground storm shelter that’s in the area where four campers could be parked. It’s only about 12 – 15′ from the mobile home’s back door. There’s power to this room and ventilation though it would take one heck of a storm for me to go in there. I’d have to check it out on a clear day and be sure there were no critters in there before I ever went in during the middle of a storm. Maybe I could put shelves in there and store my canned goods in the shelter.
This is the front of the mobile home. You can see that the steel roof comes way over to create a porch. Vince said it’s all built very well and the mobile home, though kinda small, is immaculate. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fairly small kitchen but we would probably build or we might decide to build a really nice outdoor kitchen area and if I have a sewing space already, we might not ever build.
So, we have space for four campers. I’m going to encourage my mom and dad to bring one there and leave it so they can visit any time and have their own space. That leaves three spots. Who wants to come live with me in Texas? 🙂
Seriously, I think I could get excited about this place.
Oh . . look at this . .the best part of all!
Land with no close neighbors! Land for chicken. Land for goats if I want them. Land for fruit trees. Land for a garden. Land to run and play and laugh and not have to worry about anyone hearing or seeing me. Land . . out in the country. No red tag man. Yes, I’m excited about this property.