As he was driving to it, he was struck by the beauty of the surroundings. The trees were all covered with hoar frost. He saw a buck running beside him on the grid. The owner says it sometimes takes her a while to get home at night on account of so many moose and deer. (sigh) :)
As he approached the homestead he saw the winding driveway and observed the beautiful setting of the house. Trees as far as he could see. 80 acres of them. There was also an additional 80 acres of farmland. A full 1/4 section. Much more than we hoped for.
We were hopeful after seeing the pictures. The two kids bedrooms were ridiculous but paint can erase a lot. The rest of the house was a bit fancier that we are used to but once we got our stuff in there it would be fine. There was wood boiler in floor heat in the walkout. There were not one but two wood stoves. Perfect.
And then he went inside. Suffice it to say that some people should not attempt to do their own home renovations. Even Paul, who is very good at them, said there were some projects started that he wouldn't attempt. (insert another sigh, this time a sigh of sadness)
He was more disappointed than I, because he saw the setting. He said it was exactly what we were looking for. More beauty that one person could ever wish for. And now, he is second guessing his decision not to make an offer. And after having spent this past week in Vegas on business, he longs for that serenity even more.
If you are curious and want to take a peek, the listing is here.