Friday, February 27, 2009

so you want to know where i'm moving?

I seriously haven't kept the place I'm moving a secret just to be mean. I've kept it a secret because until now, this very moment, I was stressed-out, worrying, agonizing about the fact that we might not get the property you see Greg and I standing on in this photo. It's a gorgeous farm with white fences, lots of room for the doggies to run (and find varmint to eat...more on that later as Jett has a vet visit tomorrow), and a place for us to really settle into.

The worry arose because property has been tied up in a family situation and just this afternoon, we received word that the signature has been given to release the property for sale, so we have an agreement and will close on it soon, as in the next week or two.

We sold our current house in 64 days of it being on the market and while that's a good thing, especially in this economic climate, it's a bad thing when you have nowhere to live. We move out tomorrow, I'll clean it on Sunday, and we'll close on that real estate on Tuesday. For the time being, we'll stay with my parents who live just around the corner from our old house (which is actually newer than the house at the farm, so I guess our new house is actually the old house, whatever).

The farmhouse has been vacant for over a year and needs lots of repairs, so we'll probably be with my parents for 3-5 months as we renovate. I'll keep you apprised of all the updates plus some exciting news for Studio Calico by way of the farm over the upcoming weeks. Check back often as I'm sure to have plenty of money-pit stories!

31 comments:

Andi said...

I'm so glad that the signature came through. I love the farm country around Bowling Green. My husband grew up on a farm in Alvaton. We're in Maryland now, but we love going to visit.

lauren said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations! You look like you will be owning some of the best real estate in the country! Totally jealous in a good way here! :)

Kimber-Leigh said...

congratulations!!! that picture just makes me feel warm and happy. there's a part of me that would love to live on property like that! can't wait to hear (and see!) more as you get settled in!

DianeK said...

Oh Wow, what a beautiful place. I am a dogger lover too and know about those varmints and vet visits. If you get horses - all I can say is keep doggie mints around.
DianeK

julie.schellin said...

that looks beautiful - congrats on being new landowners! You ahve to visit Karen Russell's blog and follow her updates of their renovations and move to what she calls the "new, old house" from their current "old, new house." Sounds a little like what you'll be doing. :)

Hannah said...

Oh, that's awesome! How exciting for you!
We are house hunting right now...I can only hope for something as wonderful!
I can't wait to hear your future stories!

stephanie howell said...

i couldn't be happier for the two of you starting your very own happily ever after. love you guys.
xo

elisabeth said...

Congratulations!! How very exciting and it looks like a beautiful property. Enjoy the new memories you'll be making as you make your new house a home!

Angela W said...

I am glad things have worked out for you and Greg though. Can't wait to see more of the "new" house! In the pic you look right at home. Love to hear SC news!

Karen said...

congrats....so excited for you!

Kathy said...

How exciting April!! Wishing you and Greg and Jet every happiness in your new home venture.

Vee said...

congrats April!! I can't wait to see see your new journey unfold :) xo

Houston said...

Wow April I have always wanted to live on a farm... I am so excited for you and G!

amyjk said...

hope your move goes smoothly and the reno too...congratulations- you look like you belong there ;)

Heather Prins said...

oh wow how exciting!! I am sure you are going to have a ton of great material ( ie -Greg stories) with this new journey!!

*reyanna klein* said...

This is fabulous, April!!! I'm SO happy for you guys! It looks beautiful, and I can't wait to see more photos as you renovate! :D

Kirsty Wiseman said...

April and g-man had a farm
eee-i eee-i o
and on that farm they had two dogs
eee-i eee-i o
with a white fence here and a repair there
doing the renovations in their underwear
April and g-man had a farm
eee-i
eee-i
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

PS: lubs the picture xx

Sarah said...

Congrats to the both of you! Hope you enjoy every moment (even the money-pit ones)!

Starr said...

Good luck April. Hope everything works out well for you. It looks like a beautiful place to live.

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

May all go smoothly from here on out. How very exciting for both of you. I wish you nothing but happiness in your new home. I love old farms.

Kimberly said...

This is so fun!!! You are going to love it no doubt!You look so happy! :)))

Lyn said...

Your property is gorgeous... best of luck with your move! We lived with my in-laws for about 5 months as well while our home was finished being built...wasn't as bad as everyone warned me it would be. :)

micheleomega said...

how exciting!! your new "yard" is just a dream!! i foresee some friendly pickin' and grinnin' going on at some point, with candles in jelly jars and quilts spread out for all to sit on ... sigh ... can i come?

Christina said...

Congrats April!!! How fun to live on a farm property! Can't wait to hear all the news & stories of your new place & of Stuido Calico.

Greta said...

Wow! The farm land looks gorgeous! Congratulations + good luck with all the details and your move. :)

Anonymous said...

wow looks like paradise. Congratulations and Good Luck with the renovations. - hera

Aimee said...

that is super-fabulously exciting! good luck!

nicole said...

oh gosh...how exciting! best of luck and enjoy this new adventure! =)

Kathy said...

so happy for you April...you will love it...we purchased an old farm house several years ago and renovated it and absolutely love it....so happy news to hear...can't wait to see photos....

joanne (spagirl) said...

april... that's so cool. congratulations! your new home sounds just lovely and that picture is beautiful!!

cannycrafter said...

Looks Fabulous!!