I hope you had a good week. This one has flown by for me!
Luke flew back to LA last Wednesday night. (insert tears)
He was home with us two months because of his brain surgery. We fixed him a little room off our kitchen so I could keep a close eye on him after his surgery. It has been fun to have him home, and truthfully, we have basically been side by side the whole time. He went back home with me to Kentucky twice during his stay…once before his surgery, and once after.
To pass time, he and I started watching Downton Abbey together every night. I had watched all the seasons a long time ago, but he hadn’t. It was something we looked forward to every day, and we finished ALL the seasons. He loved the series, and we are going to go see the new movie together in May.
Thankfully, he will have to come back to Tennessee soon for some work, so I will definitely be looking forward to that!
I’m just so grateful that he is well and thriving. The past two months were very scary for our family, and we are thankful to have that behind us.
So in some more good news, we closed on our new property a few weeks ago too!
We bought 8.25 acres outside of Nashville, that has a beautiful pond and a great building site for a home.
I took some screenshots from a video that was made of it last summer when things were still green. This is once you have come down the drive a little, and you can see there is a large pond on the right side.
In a couple weeks, we will be adding gravel to the driveway.
This is a view from the driveway as you pass by the pond on the right…
The pond has a fresh water source always pumping into it, so its a very healthy pond. It has some catfish and bass in it, but we are going to stock it even more and add some crappie and bluegill too!
Here is a bass Eli caught the other day…
If you are standing on the other side of the pond, looking back at the driveway, you see this…
The wooded area on the other side of the driveway is ours too. Cy is actually planning on creating a pond on the other side of our driveway as well.
We have a “pond excavator guy” coming to look at it soon. :)
As you continue up the driveway, you come upon a large 2-3 acre clearing where we will build our house.
It’s so beautiful on top of “Hutch Hill.” :)
It’s surrounded by trees with lots of privacy. Behind our property is a 61 acre farm with cows, so we don’t have to worry about people building behind us.
I cannot tell you how much our blood pressure lowers when we are here.
The day we closed on the property, Sania went with us, and after the closing, we got some lunch and took it out to the property to eat. The previous owner hadn’t removed his deer stand yet, so Cy and Sania sat on it while they ate….
We were soooo happy to finally say the land was ours! That night, we pitched a tent and stayed the night there. We fished, roasted marshmallows, and watched the sunrise over the horizon.
It’s heaven on earth to us.
So far, we got the septic approved, and now we are waiting on the water and electric. We have also applied for a building permit, and then we will be able to build. Cy and our boys will build 75% or more of the house. Cy will contract out any of the parts that he can’t/or doesn’t want to do.
So let the adventure begin!!!
We look forward to so many great memories out on our property!
This is from last weekend with some friends…
I’ll be sharing more details as we go along, but if you have any questions, you can ask me in the comments!
Have a blessed weekend, friends!