pins and needles for Gan Eden
Remember the one-acre place that I was gushing about –visions of cats, goats, chickens –and then felt pretty crushed about when we discovered that it is essentially not in a livable condition? Yeah, well, after two months of searching high and low and far and wide, given my budget (aka you call that a budget?! Hillary Clinton I am not), this unlivable place is a steal and a deal.
The amount I need to pay in taxes on the sold house is less than I had budgeted for (always budget for worst case scenario and then you aren’t taken unawares and might get a happy surprise!). The amount I don’t need to pay is not enough to put me into a buy a livable property range and the unlivables don’t come with any land attached (except for this little one acre gem). However, that saved amount is enough to cover the electrical re-wiring of a house and to have the house gutted. I can take it from there — in fact, I’m pretty good with a sledgehammer so I may be able to save on the actual gutting and just cover the costs of having the old sheetrock etc hauled away.
In short, two days ago my Ema submitted an offer on my behalf and the real estate agent has let us know that it is being considered by the family. I should hear back in a couple of days. In the meantime I’m on pins and needles.
I’m already thinking about colours (though I’m putting that into the ultra capable hands of my Ema –she missed her calling as an interior designer), the layout of the kitty sanctuary, where to start a garden and how to continue and expand it. I am thinking about goats and chickens. I am so praying that they accept the offer.