Except for the sunset, these are all pictures from when we were at the house prior to purchase.
On Monday, we waited on pins and needles to see if the mortgage company would release the funding so we could close escrow. We didn’t want to pack up the trailer with things for the cabin if we wouldn’t be heading up there until later in the week. (At this point, we knew that we were definitely closing escrow, so it was just a matter of when it would happen.) As soon as we received word that the funding had gone through on Monday afternoon, we picked up the trailer and started packing. We didn’t have a great deal of time to pack things up, so we tried to be as efficient as possible. The idea was to move items up there that we wanted to be stored and not have to move with us during future pcs (military) moves. We also wanted to make sure that we were comfortable while up there, so we took up the extra couch, bed, kitchen items… to be used while we were up there and stay up there.
Tuesday morning, we finished packing things up – including a cooler filled with food – and headed off on our adventure. After a few hours on the road, we contacted our realtor to set up a time and location to pick up the keys for the cabin. A bit more driving, some road construction, and a short delay later, we finally had the keys in our hands, and we finished our drive to the cabin. With excitement, we pulled up to the cabin and unlocked the door for the first time. The dogs ran around the house checking everything out. Munchkin was in charge of keeping an eye on them while D and I unloaded the trailer and truck. By the time we were done, we were wiped out and ready for a break.
As we finished putting some things away, we looked outside and saw our first sunset at the cabin. We couldn’t help take a break to go enjoy it from the porch. We could just imagine sitting in the porch swing and relaxing together in the future…. It brought a smile to our faces. Yes, we said thanks to the Lord for allowing this dream to come together for us.
The next few days were filled with hard work from sun up to sun down as we started to clean up the property and make some needed repairs. Our work was only halted when it was time to eat or for the occasional trip to town for supplies. The evenings were spent relaxing together in front of the fireplace and watching a movie. I often found myself so sore and tired that I could barely move by the end of the day, but it was a good sore/tired because we were accomplishing much. Needless to say, I slept quite soundly at night.
We knew our time at the homestead would come to an end all too soon, so we wanted to get a good bit done while enjoying our time there. The bad thing about purchasing a homestead before you’re actually able to live there full time is that it’s hard to leave. lol!
See how this journey began by reading part one – Our Future Homestead.