Happy Feet Friday

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You get sideways feet today. Because that's how I feel. M took me to see a little house on the prairie last night that she's thinking of buying. It's a total fixer-upper, but that's perfect because most of our friends do construction for a living. She "kidnapped" me and didn't tell me where we were going, but when we pulled in the yard and I saw the sign, I totally knew. My first response was, "This is SO inconvenient for Saturday morning coffee..." And then we laughed. We got out and walked around. I can see it. I can totally see it. Knocking out a few walls, gutting the kitchen, we haven't been sitting around all winter watching extreme home makeover for nothing.

The acre and a half is perfect for vegetable and flower gardens, the deck overlooks the sunset. The hot tub (yes, in a crappy old farm house, there is a HUGE hot tub) seats eight.

Who knows what the summer will bring. Dirty hands and power tools, but then quiet nights in the country. And as I was driving home, I got extremely jealous, because I don't know WHEN the time will come that I will get to do such a thing as buy a home. Probably never. And until then, I tell the green eyed monster to go away because I love my friends and if this makes her happy, I want to be happy for her.

13 comments:

Lindsey said...

This pic is titled December! It's an old picture! I guess we'll excuse you this time, since you're sick and all.

[F]oxymoron said...

Not knit... confused... so very confused...

stoogepie said...

Are you still ill or are you just feeling sideways? I sometimes feel sideways myself.

About buying a home, if it's what you decide you want, I'm sure you'll get it. You can do anything you put your heart and mind into.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I think you should tell your friend that you'll only let her move there if she allows you to take over a little corner of her yard for your very own garden. Might make you more motivated to go see her each week!

buffalodick said...

Feet again? Lay the camera on the floor and take a shot- many more male readers/comments!

Shania said...

You can be happy for her AND jealous, ya know. Not mutually exclusive.

and I ADORE this new template. Gorgeous!

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LiLu said...

I am awaiting the picture of your boobs for photoshopping purposes, my little South Dakota mascot.

Also, owning homes are overrated. That means you have to grow up.

justjp said...

I have tattooed feet, does that count?

Kristen said...

I love Nilsa's idea! She's so smart!

Oxen Cox said...

A hot tub! Yikes I would love on of those.

Mary said...

If it makes you feel better, I'll probably never own my own home, either. Besides, the prospect of buying a house is a little scary right now. The company I work for is about thisclose to filing for bankruptcy. So if I do wind up losing my job, I'll be just fine with my $440/month apartment instead of a mortgage. :)

melissalion said...

I don't know if I left a comment or not, but I will say that it was a lifelong dream to own a house. And I never thought it would happen. And then I thought that it would happen and it happened!

I'd be in my little rental vacuuming and pretending that I was sweeping the hardwood in my house.