Rob and I have been house hunting forever. We've actually put bids on a few, only to have someone else outbid us. Houses that were on the market 6 to 21 months suddenly have tons of interest when we look at them! I told our real estate agent that if she has any houses that are hard to move, she should have us put a bid on it so everyone else will suddenly want that house too.
Plus, it's not easy finding a house that fits our needs and wants. We do have seven children so space is an issue. We need to be closer to Rob's work but not too far from our friends. And we'd like some acreage. I'd like to have a chicken coop and maybe a family cow, as well as some woods for the kids to hunt.
I think we found just the right house last night. All I could think was, "This is the perfect house for a Charlotte Mason education!" It has a meadow, a fen, some woods, 2 large ponds, and a creek. There is wildlife everywhere. The house has been vacant for quite sometime and we saw evidence of deer all the way up to the back door.
If we do get the house, the first thing I'll have to do is find a naturalist to come and help us identify all the cool plant life. We could spend years doing nothing but nature studies!
Oh, the house is neat too. It looks very much like a Frank Lloyd Wright house. It blends right into the surrounding nature. It was built in 1968 and is pretty much stuck in 1968. But, hey, retro is in! Plus, they really built things well in 1968. Though some new carpet and wallpaper will be in order (orange and avocado green just rub me the wrong way).
We'll probably put a bid in tomorrow. Please pray that all goes well and no one else suddenly decides that they want it too.
We'll be starting our novena to St. Joseph today!