There were times when the obstacles seemed insurmountable, times when I all but despaired of ever reaching my goal–when the dream of returning to the forested hillside where I found my salvation appeared forever out of reach; but I am finally able to say that yesterday, Friday, December 13th of this year 2013–we met with the lawyer handling our real… Read more »
It’s strange that something so trivial as a well being drilled on our property should bring such excitement–but it does. The first time we lived at this property we did not have a fancy drilled well–or plumbing at all for that matter. We made use of one of the old dug wells on the farm and hoisted water up out… Read more »
At the start of the year I’d deemed 2013 the “Year of the House”. I do that…give a theme to each year, and a word to live by. I pick a handful of very specific goals for the year–not a resolution, but–improvements of my person or my life, goals that I want to accomplish, and the word and theme that… Read more »
The call came on Friday morning, the representative from Skowhegan Savings called to say that our loan request had been rejected. Apparently the underwriter felt that we just don’t have enough wiggle room if something were to go wrong during the construction process. It wasn’t a terrible shock, Keith and I know that we’re not the best of investments. I… Read more »
For some, town life is fine; living close to others is not a problem, even welcome in some cases. Many folks have no trouble buying their groceries at the local supermarket, or paying others to do for them what they could certainly do with some effort and sweat. But for others, the desire to own land, to live off their… Read more »
Well the long wait is over. We found out yesterday afternoon that our loan request with the USDA has been turned down. Ugh.