Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We Have Completely Lost Our Minds

For the past several months, my girl and I have had plans to build a house near my parent's house. It's a couple of miles away until they put the new road through. Then it'll be about a mile. Easy walking distance to Sunday dinner and just to stop by and say hi.

That is until last Sunday. We were organizing the house to put on the market. Out of the blue, my girl said, "Let's call Ron and have him show us that log cabin that we pass every time we drive by our lot."

Ohforfuckssake! We're BUILDING A HOUSE! We've talked to Ron until we're blue in the face about this house we both want, making the shower a fully tiled walk-in type, picked a floor plan, this option, that option.

But, she's been dying to look at this log cabin. She's always wanted a log house. So I said we'd look at it, knowing that I would be saying, "It's cute, my love...but, we're building a house, remember?"

*I* have not. Dirty, they are. Dusty. Old. Dank. WOODY. That means bugs. And well, other creepy, crawly shit.

We called Ron and he had his Girl Friday meet us there and open it up for us. She left. We stayed. For two and a half hours. Called my parents. They came. We all walked around the huge almost an acre lot with a real live barn in the back!

Then it happened. The country girl in me came out as I was traipsing about the dirt floor in the barn with a metal roof that's held up by cedar tree posts. I fell in love with a log cabin.

It felt like the years I spent in the country with my aunt, uncle, cousins galore and grandparents by the dairy farm. It felt like wanting to raise something. Tomatoes or chickens or something. It felt like a place to have the entire family over for dinner on the grounds where everyone brings a covered dish.

It felt like home.

Wish us luck as we make an offer on it today. Say a prayer. Think a happy thought.

As much as I never wanted a log home, it's just exactly what we need.

31 comments:

Knight said...

How exciting! I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Dana said...

There you go again, acting in spontaneous ways and finding happiness along the way! Good thoughts headed your way!!

gary rith said...

YES! Good luck!

Karen said...

Good luck! Can I come visit? I always wanted to live in a log cabin.

Brad said...

How cool is THAT! You know how I feel about having a little chunk of land to call your own.

Fingers crossed!

Micky-T said...

You hot shit you! This is exciting!
Good luck!
Happy dreams of gardens, chickens and critters.

I can always build you that walk-in shower, your not that far away!

Jay said...

Awesome! Hope it works out. My aunt and uncle had a log house for many years near the Buffalo river. It was very cool.

Fortune Cookies said...

sweeeeet! I hope it works out for you! I've always loved log homes. I think they are cozy and comfortable and homey. Besides, building a home can be a real nightmare.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Hi sweetie. I'm crossing my fingers...I'm crossing my legs too.

I'm wishing on a star tonight.

I'm lighting a candle on a cup cake and I'm singing happy birthday to me...then I'm blowing out the candle...but not before I make a wish...A LOG CABIN FOR YOU...that what it will be. :)

Ciao babes.

Talisman said...

Sounds like fate to me. Hope they take your offer! :)

Lu' said...

Fandamntastic. I wish you happiness in your new log house. Oh y'all will get it; fingers crossed.

KellyKline said...

Awesome! It's so incredible to walk into a house and feel like you're home. It's only happened to me a couple times ... and I bought those houses.

Where is the property? I know, you might not wanna broadcast it on the world-wide, but send me an email or somethin'.

Matt-Man said...

Sweeeeet. Good Luck to both of you. I hope you get it and it turns out to be everything that you want. Cheers!!

coffeypot said...

Lucky You! I want one, too.

Freakazojd said...

Oh my god, seriously?! That's fantastic!! Definitely thinking happy thoughts and crossing my fingers and all of that. :)

Hammer said...

Great news..isn't it weird how things just click like that?

Mike said...

I thought lesbians didn't like wood?

Shows how much I know ;)

Jen said...

I think this is absolutely fantastic! And, it's even better by how it came to be.

Good luck with your offer - I'd love to see photo's of it! Let us know!

Faerie Mom said...

Oh, wonderful!!! Good luck!

Aunt Jackie said...

OMG!! Wow! And it sounds so cool, and when you describe it I get excited for you guys! Neato, a Log Cabin!

BTW: "GIRL FRIDAYS" actually still exist?!?! ((scratches temple))

Dianne said...

Sending out all forms of good thoughts!!

Sounds like it was truly meant to be. I'm thinking of some quote about listening to our spirit in order to be most happy.

I'm thrilled that you listened to yours.

Christie said...

Sometimes you just know, I think. My friend is a Realtor, and she said she can tell when people have found "the house" because something changes in their eyes. I can't wait to have that. Good luck!

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Congratulations on the return of your inner country girl! Good luck on the offer. The market is favorable and when you get it you can make it all your own by building that incredible sounding tile shower!!! Pics when you can!

FMD

Kimmie said...

Congratulations! Log Cabins are so comfy. Wishes for much happiness!
Hugs,
Kimmie

ambergail77 said...

I hope that all works out for you. I would love to have a log cabin, but my house is made of bricks....at least the big bad wolf won't mess with me.

tt said...

Yay for you 2!!!! See, there's a reason ya'll are together...balance.Fate too I think.:) I'm thrilled for you and have everything crosssed and tied and dotted and...sending wishes and dreams and everything nice your way!

Seraphine said...

that's one of the funniest stories i've heard!
but hey, we all take different paths, and sometimes we discover the path that we are meant to be on.
wishing you all luck and goodness with your offer.

Tod said...

Both options sound pretty exciting to me. It's a win win!

Beth said...

Good Luck!!! I can't wait to hear the news!!!

Manager Mom said...

Oh...good luck! I have always had a secret yen for a log cabin.

Tink said...

That's freakin' awesome news! I'll be crossing my fingers and toes for you.