I remember you arrived the summer that man walked on the moon. Boogie took the lead, cheeky and pink. Bubba minutes later, scrawny and blue, but together you made two. Twins. A special bond only twins can know. As the eldest sister with a twin of my own I knew all too well how close you would grow. But what I couldn’t know was how short your time would be both leaving this earth long before me. In the prime of your lives… within two years of each other. Off to explore new worlds forever brothers. Today is your birthday and I want to sing your birthday song and tell you how much I love and miss you, and in my heart, you both live on.
Happy birthday Scott and Todd ~ Lots of kisses from your big Sis
WooHoo! We finally made it to Timbuktu and slowwwwly but surely we’re adjusting to the pace of country life.
In case you missed my original post about our move to the country you can read it here. It includes pictures of the house, outbuildings, and property. But, as promised, it’s time for the insider’s tour!
Let’s start in the room that stole my heart…
The great room – that stone fireplace!
Love the high post and beam ceiling
More country kitchen
Yes, plywood cabinets are a thing in a country kitchen. Not my thing, but as hubby says, “they’re functional”. I foresee a DIY project in my future – dare I paint them?
So, what’s that under the breakfast bar, you ask? Good question. I thought it was a dishwasher. No such luck. It’s an oven. Where is the dishwasher? Yer looking at her! As for the stovetop, well…
Five burner gas stove top.
Aint it fancy-nancy? That stainless steel backsplash doubles as a vanity mirror! Deep sigh. Backsplash DIY added to the list!
I will say, the guest bedroom on the second floor is my fave, followed by the loft.
The Loft – my study
View from the loft
Our first fire – it’s June and 33 degrees this morning!
Oh, did I mention there’s a spa room off the downstairs bathroom? Yeah, a hot tub and a bathtub in a cedar paneled room with a skylight. I love a warm bubble bath, but lordy. More DIY??
Double tub spa room ??
Guest bathroom with door to the spa room
Master bedroom on lower level
Oh, I almost forgot the secret room…
The antique door in the guest room – what’s behind it?
Awesome brass door thingy – needs a glass knob.
Ah-ha! Originally a sewing room, soon to be my crafting room.
A spiral staircase is hidden behind a door in the craft room
Leads to a room we’ve named “the tower”
Hubby is thinking of making the tower his media room. For now, it’s gonna double as another guest bedroom – some incredible views of the property from those windows!
But, here is the reason my husband and I wanted this place – space and privacy. At 76 acres, it’s much more land than we were looking for, but look at that view!
View of our property from behind the house.
Hubby tells me I gotta include his secret find (for the men-folk who read my blog). An old hunter’s cabin down by the creek. I’m not sure girls are allowed LOL.
Old hunter’s cabin
The door of the cabin with a good luck horseshoe
Hubby’s new hideout!
To say we feel blessed is an understatement, but our good fortune is somewhat overwhelming both of us. This is the first “old house” we’ve lived in during our 32 years of marriage and we have a long list of DIY projects. That said, I love the house. It feels welcoming – like it’s been waiting for us to arrive!
As for country living, it’s forcing me to slow down. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t do slow. But in my heart, I know this is a good thing. I need to practice what I preach on this blog about living in the hear and now. My husband is really good at that – he’s very zen. My form of zen includes levitation and multi-tasking in multiple realms, LOL.
But I’m excited about this new adventure and hope you’ll join me as I explore the country life.
“We blur the world to focus on it and blind ourselves to see.”
Carlo Rovelli, Physicist, on the nature of time
Once upon a time on this day in history there was a dimension called time time flowed on the horizon from the past to the future but then came the end of time and humanity was freed from this time the next time the last time the first time and of all time, and lived happily ever after in the here and now. Until… they ran out of space to be continued, another time.
In the meantime, enjoy this time in a bottle, dedicated to my loving husband.