Hubby and I went to view "the house" yesterday. We talked to the current owner, went through the house and asked about the ammenities (and any potential problems), and also did a walk around the yard.
It's a traditional 3 bedroom that was probably built sometime in the 1930s. It has that old white slate siding on it, but it's in great shape - completely modernized, and all that. It does have that deep south country look about it, but the yard is amazing.
It's on 2 acres, has fruit trees - fig, apple, and peach. There is also this HUGE shade tree on one side of the yard that's begging for a swing, and on the other side of the house, there's a well maintained slate storage building with covered car port. It's a perfect place for a couple.
Hubby took my dad over to view the property after we did a walk through on the house, and my dad loved the place. Loved it. And he's usually not happy unless the house he's living in is closed in by a fortress of trees. This house is surrounded by pastures.
The minute my mom arrived at our house, dad stole her away to go look at the place. She looked a bit intimidated and overwhelmed when she came back. She liked the house and she agreed the land was beautiful, but I think it finally dawned on her for the first time that the move was impending, and it was real - not just something we talk and plan about. I wish she hadn't been so nervous about it, but I guess that's a natural part of leaving a place you've lived for 16 years. For me, yesterday was a bit like looking into the not so distant future - I have always known I would have to take care of my parents when they are older, but just like mom, I think it finally dawned on me for the first time yesterday, and it is no less intimidating or overwhelming.
On a lighter note, once all the house hunting had settled yesterday, hubby went out and filled Mini's baby pool. We put him into a pair of Little Swimmers (Mini, not hubby) and out he went. He had a blast in that pool - and when it came time to go back inside, much drama ensued. The happy peace was good while it lasted. ^_^
I have a third of the demons story written now, and I guess I'll be working on that again today. Speaking of writing, this is the release week for my new book Dominant Territory. (June 29th) I will have an author interview up at the Midnight Moon Cafe this coming Thursday, and will be giving away a copy of the book on Friday. So if you have a few minutes to spare, I hope you'll drop by the Cafe and say hi.
That's it for me today. I have a mountain of laundry calling me this morning. Ho hum. How the heck does this stuff pile up so fast? Now there's a mysterious question to ponder...
Happy Monday, everyone! ^_^