I have to write to someone, so I will write my special son who always has time to listen to his mama. Even if she repeats herself many times and at times I know I bore him.
I could not sleep last night. Kept having thoughts about my garage door. At first I planned a separate garage with a porch on it like I have at this city cottage. After much thought I came to the conclusion that an attached garage is better for me and also if someone in the future wants to expand this smaller home they can make it into a den or bedroom with a fireplace.
I do not like a garage door opening in the front but since this home is 1000 feet of the road in front it does not matter. Kept thinking that door in back might make me uncomfortable.
Who in the world is going to be looking at One Woman working at the back of home with the garage door open - with them standing in the middle of 75 acres of woods.
So, I headed for the country early this morning to look at layout again. Decided garage door will open in back and contractor liked my decision.
I am excited about my new smaller home. I will have a screen porch on the side, a deck on the back since the land has a slight slope.
The home sits at the edge of the woods and a lot of trees have been cut down. There are years of branches, fallen trees, wild growth, etc - everywhere I look. Of course it being January all of this is more noticeable. When Spring arrives a lot of it you will not even notice.
I am promising myself not to take the balance of my years grooming the woods.
I will have less flowers, small vegetable and herb garden. No lawn to speak of as I will just clear around house and crops are planted in the field in front of this home. Guess that is it and grandma wants time to enjoy the stillness, read, write, notice the many different birds and continue to improve her image taking.
Gravel was spread on my drive today and footing for home to be poured on Monday.
So my children that bless my new adventure and the children that wonder if mom has lost her mind by creating and moving again and worrying that she will overdo - like in the past - please just smile at me, hug me and listen to me share. If I grow weary a visit with a sandwich would help. Please keep in touch through this process.
So everything is going forward and I am at peace. This home has to sell and that says it all.
Oh, the perfect tree for my little granddaughters to have a high swing has been found and the contractor is going to make a burning pit where there can be a fire where hot dogs and marshmallows can be cooked.
So on my journal I will be writing about this new adventure.
One Woman's Journey Through This Life - has a special entry.