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Important Notice!!!

Praise the Lord! After 6 weeks or so of dealing with medical facilities, we are finally back in our own home. David's foot is looking much, much better. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but he'll make it.

Please bear with us as we get adjusted to being home again and get back in the swing of blogging again.

Thank you for continued prayers!!!

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30 May 2011

Day 15 – My Dream House

Sometimes dreams change. I remember always wanting a huge house when I was younger. And I mean HUGE, as in Biltmore House huge. The place has forty-three bathrooms. Forty-three! No more waiting for my turn. That, and the fact that it has three kitchens, would sell me. Add the fact that there are over two-hundred other rooms and you've got a grand game of hide-and-seek. Of course, it probably wouldn't be good to choose me as the seeker because I would get so distracted by all of the pretties and history of the place that I would forget that I was supposed to be seeking.

I was willing to take that on thirty years ago, but over time, my dreams and priorities have changed. I want a more simple life, not a life of grandeur or the kind of "friends" that come with having a house of that size.

Something more like this is what I have in mind these days:


What I'm dreaming about: our own land out in the country, growing our own food, and a little house of our own, large enough to be comfortable, but not so large that we get lost in it. I'm thinking less than a thousand square feet will be just about perfect.

The children are nearly grown and will have lives of their own in just a few years. We don't plan a life of always being at home, so we don't need a house as big as we would need if we did. I don't know that I'm quite ready for the true tiny house idea (less than 500 square feet), but I am ready for a home of our own, no matter the size.

I like the whole homesteading idea, self-reliance, growing our own food, solar energy, building what we need from reclaimed/recycled materials, the whole package.

I know that it isn't necessarily the easiest lifestyle to lead, but I think that it can be done and we can be more comfortable and healthier in the process.
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    1. Now who's creeping through old posts? :)

      What about now? Wouldn't it be great?

      Love you.

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