Friday, June 11, 2010

Simple, But Not Cheap

My house desires are not complicated.  I want a few acres to grow a garden and to raise some farm animals.  I also want some space so my rowdy kids can run and romp without bothering the next door neighbors.  I want a  functional house, but it doesn't have to be new with all the bells and whistles.  I love the look of the house in the picture.  It is located at Cades Cove, and every time I go into the house I dream about what it would have been like to live there. 

The desires that we have for a house with a little land may be simple, but they aren't cheap.  I am still breathing in a brown paper bag trying to recover an even breathing pattern every time I look at house prices!  Michael is looking at houses this morning in our new area.  I have given him the go ahead to put an offer on any house that he sees that would fit our criteria without me seeing it.  He knows me and he knows my likes and dislikes.  He knows what I value in a home.  We are getting down to the wire on time here, and I trust him to make the right decision.  With all that being said, I am still very anxious to see what he chooses.  I want a play by play report of his day!  I'll keep y'all up to date as well!  Who knows, we may not be living in a campground yet!

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

D said...

my family is from the Cades Cove/Tellico area... I love that place, but dang are the prices high!Until I win the lottery, I'll have to be content on a weekend vacation. By the way for comparison sake the family "farm" was sold for 5.00 an acre & some of the land was in the park.

Carmen C. said...

Saying a prayer that Michael finds something, but if not, camping can be fun too;)

TnFullQuiver said...

D,
I agree the prices are high, high, and higer! I wish you had that family farm back now!!! Thanks for sharing.

Carmen,
Camping can be fun, but it is also fun to have an airconditioned house!! I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with too! By the way, keep praying!

grace and peace,
julie