I do find it amusing that, 'official' sight unseen even V is planning and plotting about this place. He was talking about taking advantage of the beautiful south facing wall of the house (faces the downslope meadow and creek) to build a greenhouse/solarium attached to the house. Hmmm, doesn't seem that he's too opposed to this one.
We get to officially see the property on Sunday afternoon. I work all day tomorrow so that is out. But we are meeting with the realtor on Sunday to get a look at the inside of the house- more than through the windows. He has assured us that he will have all the outbuildings open so we can look around inside them as well. I also want to have time to walk a bit of the property to scope out the best places for garden and such. I'm quite tempted to dig up the riding arena that they have built to put in my garden (it's already leveled and fenced) but I have concerns about the soil compaction. I don't really have any experiences with this. Any suggestions? We are not planning to get a horse so will need to convert the riding arena to something else. It is near the creek but looks well drained. Like I said, it is fenced which I think may be an advantage with the number of deer that I expect are out there waiting to snack on an unsuspecting garden. With the financial crunch of the mortgage payments, I will need to get the most I can from the garden this year as we will be relying on that food rather heavily. As I said. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
I will plan to take my camera on Sunday and may post pictures if we decide we want to make an offer. If we make a decision that this is the place we already plan to offer them less than their asking price since we have noticed some issues that will need to be addressed either by them fixing them or by price reduction.
I am so excited by all of this. I am really hopeful but I'm trying not to make too many plans in my head in case things don't work out. But it's hard...