I shared in a previous post-see here– about the changes in our lives this summer.  A lot has transpired since then.

I have always dreamed about living on a farm, and it looked like that is what would be happening soon.  A 13 acre farm came up for sale right about the time we were looking for another place to live.  It was in the perfect location, located between our daughter, and one of our sons, less than 1/4 mile from each.  It was a lovely little farm property, with a 3 bedroom farmhouse, barn and pond.  There, I would finally be able to have the big garden that I have always wanted, and maybe some livestock to fill the barn.  But, alas, it was not to be.  The negotiations for buying the farm fell through. It will become someone else’s dream mini-farm.

The week after the farm fell through, a house in town, that had been on the market for almost 3 years- the price was dropped drastically, we looked at it, husband put an offer in, it was accepted, and now we are proud home owners of a house in town.  I am still reeling, and feel in shock. I wonder almost daily how I ended up living in town-this was definitely not how I envisioned my life. How did I get here!?

This loss of my dream has been a very bitter pill to swallow, and am still finding myself crying at any odd moment. But, it is time to quit crying and deal with the place I am in now.  The disappointment is getting less each day, and I am adjusting to this in-town life, though I doubt I will ever completely adjust.

I plan to share more about this place, but for comparison, this was my sunset view from way out in Dutch Hill, where we lived for 3 months in the interim-

Dutch Hill is one of the highest points in Clarion County, and we were one of the only houses with this beautiful view overlooking the Allegheny River.  We could see the river from the kitchen windows.  The white mist in the middle of the photo is the mist rising from the river.  It was, and is, a beautiful sight!

Sunset view from our new home.

(This photo was taken from the middle of the road,

where we pull into our carport/garage.)

You are not living in the country anymore, Margie!

There will blog posts to follow to share our remodeling and updating process.  This was a ‘turn-key’ house, and I suppose that it is-it could be lived in just fine as it is, but it is very dated, and we are finding updating to be done on it everywhere we look.  It is rather exciting to be working on our own home.

!Spoiler Alert!- Pulling up old carpet-beautiful hardwood floors!  Pulling down drop ceilings-10 foot ceilings!

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