They say things come in threes so I’m taking this as three signs that we should move . . tomorrow! 🙂
This outside picture is from when we lived there .. right before we moved. I was a little aggravated that the water hose was piled up on the side patio. And, the magnolia we planted is way bigger now. Actually, I haven’t been by there in over a year but it was way bigger when I saw it.
I loved the kitchen. I didn’t love the glass top stove but I would happily accept it now and do my canning outside. I’m not saying I’d prefer having a glass top but . . if that was the only thing keeping me from moving back, I’d never mention not liking it.
Remember my lime green kitchen?
You can barely see the green in the dining room but here it all is in the breakfast room.
The first thing SIRVA did, almost before we were out of MO, is come in and paint everything that neutral taupe color. I’d paint it back green . . really, I’d get Nicole to paint it back.
All the pictures that are up online now are from right after SIRVA had it painted but before the first people bought it. I saw pictures when they had it for sale but I’m wondering if there’s a reason there are no current pictures, or if the realtor just hasn’t had time to get new pictures taken.
Vince is pretty adamant he is NOT going back to Nevada, MO but every now and then he will say “And if we do go back, we’re not living in town!” That gives me hope. But dang it . . I loved this house . . just not in town. So much confliction going on here. In my head, I know that going back to living in town is not a good idea. My heart says . . I want to go NOW and I want THAT house!!
OK . . I’m truly just wasting time because none of this is going to happen but the second sign was the snake right by my car Friday. I’m so nice — I didn’t repost the snake picture.
Third sign . . I got up this morning, half asleep, went to brush my teeth, turned the water on, put toothpaste on my brush, leaned over the sink and saw this!
Vince: What’s wrong?
Me: A big, fat scorpion in my sink!
Vince: Kill it!
Me: You come and see it before I kill it.
Vince: I’ve seen enough scorpions, I don’t need to see it.
Me: Yes, you do need to see it because this may be THE SCORPION that causes us to move!
He did come and see it, declared it not to be any bigger or scarier than the average scorpion. Easy for him to say. He hasn’t been stung and I’ve been stung twice. It wasn’t in his sink . . it was in my sink.
Just yesterday he said he needed to spray outside the house. Usually it takes him a while to get around to it. I see he has his spray stuff all set up outside and he’s waiting for the wind to die down. Maybe he is thinking . . many more scorpions and she may be insisting on moving!
We moved from town 8 years ago and I would never, ever, ever move back to town. Not even if my husband is not longer able to do the hard physical work he does around here. I would hire it out. I love being able to pick strawberries and asparagus in my PJs in the morning for brunch (sometimes I don’t even get out of my PJs in the day, because I have no neighbors who just drop by). I love being able to sit out on my porch in the evening and not hear lawn mowers, people, cars, etc. I love being able to look up in the night sky and see the stars.
Lisa G Boyer says
I SO understand how the local creepy crawlies could drive someone out. Between the geckoes, giant flying cockroaches, giant centipedes (bit three times, one time it was in bed with me), ants, swarming termites, mosquitoes…I was so very happy to leave living in Hawaii for 17 years behind me. I still get a thrill when I don’t have to inspect my bed every night for creatures…or clean rotting smashed geckoes from my window sills…or dig gecko eggs out of my electrical sockets! Or see ants ruin my entire fabric stash! Yikes. And I didn’t even have to deal with snakes and sand burrs. I hope you get the home of your dreams in the place of your dreams one day!
Mary C in WA says
Snakes and Scorpions are great reasons to MOVE! I remember your Lime Green Kitchen. Ants in your fabric stash, That’s a Deal Breaker!
Paula (Texas) says
When I was an assistant Scout Master in BSA, we were taught to always check our shoes before putting them on. I still do that to this day, and am so glad I do. Yesterday one of the cats left a half eaten gecko in my shoe!
I miss our house in the country, but not the rattlesnakes at the back door more than once or wild hogs tearing up the front yard….they couldn’t get in the backyard. Not to mention coyotes roaming constantly looking for a meal. Even my husband didn’t like killing one rattlesnake near the back door and having another one rattling at the fence as he was tossing the dead out of the yard.
You know you would NOT want to live back in town for MANY reasons!!!!
Penny in CA says
Planning for retirement perhaps you could purchase property nearby but out of town & then build a similar house!
Diana G says
Yep I wouldn’t ever live in town once we move out … Granted we live on a half acre and each one of our neighbors is the same… I still hear their lawn mowers, the kids, the music,the sirens. I would like to just go outside and drink my coffee in peace and quiet. No neighbors, no nothing… just quiet, the birds singing, the cattle mooing etc.. would be fine with me. One day!!