Finding Land

| 10/2/2013 8:47:00 PM

Mary ConleyIn my last blog, I wrote about Larry's and my yearning for land, and this is how we finally found it. We were changing our way of doing things in our house and yard here in the city. Going Green. We were also considering the changing world and taking stock of our assets and safety. I remarked to our son, Todd, that I wished we had some land. He told us that he had been watching available land on the internet and showed us how to look for it. In doing so, he pointed out a couple places he had his eye on.

In the following days, I often took another look at one of those places. The one with the small red barn. What was it about that place? Oh well, no use bringing up something we can't have.

The small red barn.
The little red barn.

Would you believe that a few days later, Larry, my perfect opposite, stood in our office doorway while I was on the computer and said, "I've been wondering about that piece of land." I said, "It has been calling me."

So one Sunday afternoon, Larry made arrangements for us to check it out. It was 4 1/2 hours away! Ridiculous! We don't know why we fell in love with our little farm of 20 acres before we even saw it. We especially don't understand why we loved it AFTER we saw it. But we did. Both of us. Maybe we saw potential.

First of all the price was reasonable because of the recession, but most of all, it had the attributes we were looking for:

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