Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Townhouse Homestead Tuesday

Well it's beginning. I'm calling it PSP and it's exciting. Purging, Selling, and Packing. Actually it's been going on for quite some time, but it's more real now. If you follow my blog you'll know that we've been working towards a permanent move away from rented apartments and stress producing neighbors. We pinched and saved and have done everything needed so that my eldest daughter can purchase a home. This has been going on for four and a half years now. The financial process really began after the first of the year when she met with the banks to see what she could do. All went well and the search began. We looked, and liked, and lost out on properties that we knew we could work with. Then...last week she found a property that said coming soon on the computer. Her determination to find what she wanted led her to contact the listing agent and he said that he would be listing it that afternoon. She was able to see it that afternoon and it was that same evening that she put an offer on it and they accepted. To let you know how quickly this is moving, within the next two days it has been inspected and all paper work is in the hands of the lawyers and yesterday was a holiday. Next step actually applying for her mortgage. 

She's posted this picture so all her friends can see it. It's a three bedroom ranch with a full basement, sun room and two car garage. It's a flip by the listing agent and still needs love, but the inside has been completely renovated and updated. 

This is the front side yard. Gazebo included. Needs new paint but is sheltered by wonderful trees. Do you notice the space? Lots of iced tea, lemonade, wine and some great beer going to be consumed out there.

This is the back yard. Again, notice the space. That's a shed on the right and a garden that has been cut already and waiting for us to clean up and put to immediate use if this all goes well. This will be the view out the kitchen window over the sink. Total lot is .51 acres. Room for bees, fruit trees and berry plants, along with vegetables. This is not a country piece of property. It is just a lot on a quiet side street, off a busy street not far from a full busy city with a mall shortly down the road and stores, restaurants and hotels withing a couple of miles, but it is quiet and peaceful. So here's hoping that all goes well and the pre approval turns into a finished process and in less than three months we'll be moving in. 

Meanwhile in the townhouse kitchen I continue putting food up. This is barbecue sauce. Already canned is the root beer sauce and ready to be canned is the cherry coke sauce. This is a continuance of my waste, not want not, try anything attitude to use what comes my way. The question I am asked most is "do you use what you put up" or are you just hoarding food. Well we use it and have cut our expenses to a minimum and are actually eating better and having fun with meals. This is the eleven jars that came out of the dish washer yesterday. I even used an 8 oz jar of canned cheese for macaroni and cheese that I put up at the end of 2013 and it was out of this world. 

That's what's been happening for us so far in 2016. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and please send out good vibes for us. As the process moves forward I will share more pictures and ramblings of the adventure. 

1 comment:

lorlore said...

So happy for you all!!! Thinking good thoughts for everything to go smoothly!!!!