We’ve been staying in the little house in the country for about a month now so I figured I’d report on how we like it. My guess is there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we love it.
It is unbelievable peaceful out here. Since being here, we haven’t heard a neighbor’s dog barking; we haven’t heard a stereo booming; we haven’t heard engines revving. I don’t think we’ve even heard a siren on the highway! Now that the leaves are off some of the trees, if we’re outside, we can sometimes hear a truck on the highway but our house is about 1/4 mile off the highway and I’m guessing we’d have to be pretty far back to hear nothing at all. Next house! 🙂
Early in the mornings if I’m outside, I can occasionally hear a cow mooing off in the distance. When the National Guard was doing whatever they do in the woods, we could hear a war . . but only if we were outside. I was surprised that we could hear the shooting better when we were in town than we can hear it outside. Camp Bowie is a huge camp and I guess most of the activity was happening farther away from us.
Not one thing about this place has been a disappointment. It’s truly everything we’ve ever wanted. Everyone who comes here, from the meter reader to the air conditioner buys to the Fed Ex and UPS delivery folks all say how lucky we are to have found such a place. One guy asked me if we were related to the folks who own the whole big ranch. I said no and he said “Land out here is so hard to buy unless you’re related to someone who has a bunch of it!”
I wasn’t really concerned but if there had been one thing I was concerned about, it would have been the size of the kitchen and having no dishwasher. I’ve surprised the heck out of myself but I think that when I had a really big kitchen, I’d make a mess here and then make a mess there and keep moving down and then when it was time to clean up, I had a big time mess and it took forever. Here, with it being small, I’ve had to clean up as I go and have done an amazing job (if I do say so myself) of keeping it clean.
I dearly love my little kitchen, painted cabinets and all. Notice that Speck has to round up as many toys as he can find and bring them by his food bowl before he eats! I always keep those blinds open but had to close them for the picture because there was too much sun coming in. I will definitely be happy to get rid of that little fridge and get my bigger one here.
We’re very happy and content here!