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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

OH! MY!! GOSH!!!

Its gonna happen. Its really gonna happen!

Today I got the most wonderful phone call from our awesome banker Lana. And it said that we have been approved to make the changes to our mortgage to temporarily cover both properties! We can move to the acreage we wanted to buy and then sell our house in the city!! Which will be so much easier not to mention we don't have to stress over running out of time right away.

**happy dance happy dance happy dance**

The 3 happiest days in my life: getting my 1st horse, marrying Pie and finding out we are getting our place in the country. lol

Seriously though it seems like a long time coming - we've been looking since the spring of '07 :o
And while not "perfect" this place will be pretty darn close to perfect for us. There is just over 70 acres. It is 20-25 minutes from our work.
The house is a teeny bit bigger than the one we're in now and is move in ready. There are a few small things we'd like to change, eventually.
It is set up for horses, including horse friendly fencing. There are pastures, corrals/pens, automatic waterers in the pens, a hay shed, a hay field (30 or so acres of the land is hay field) a shop for Pie (floor is dirt and he wants to change it to cement). OH! A barn! :D

The garage is a 2 car, detached from the house but very close to the house (which isn't a plus or a minus to me) which means that my little Equinox can continue to be in a garage and Pie can finally park his truck (Chevy Silverado) in a garage too lol

More horse stuff - there is a nice outdoor arena, a roundpen and the neighbour has an indoor arena (I can see it from my back door!)

There is a root cellar, a Saskatoon berry orchard (although I don't like them they are a very popular berry). A kennel for the dogs. A nice big yard. LOTS of trees... and it was bald prairie before the original owner planted all of the trees. Good neighbours.

I am freaking out! In a good way of course lol. In just over a month it will be ours :)

I have to say a huge thanks to all of you that were praying for us that our dream would come true. As well as a big thanks to my F-I-L "GK" for helping us out, even though he really would rather we stay in the city. So "Thank You!!"

29 comments:

  1. I am SO excited for you guys!!! The new place sounds absolutely wonderful, and I can't wait to see pictures!!

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  2. Congratulations! How exciting for you! The place sounds wonderful!

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  3. hey, those were my favorite three days too!

    congratulations. pictures please!

    ~lytha

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  4. How very exciting! Now it won't have to be (Not Quite) Home on the Range.

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  5. That's amazing - I'll bet you can't wait to get there!

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  6. Woooooo!! I am so happy for you guys... That is just the best news ever. 70 acres is a nice chunk of land - and having some of your own hay is awesome. And a barn! And an outdoor arena? Swwweeettt! lol

    Can't wait to hear about your adventures getting everyone and everything moved and all set up.

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  7. That is such fantastic news!!! We're in the same boat being in town, but wanting to get out in the country. I know exactly how you feel and what a lucky lady you are! Congratulations!

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  8. it sounds absolutely amazing! 70 acres is HUGE! And you get all of those horse amenities! Dream come true!

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  9. I know that happy dance! Keep on tapping! Congrats!

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  10. Congrats! Sounds wonderful - can't wait to see pictures.

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  11. Whaaaa-Hoooooo!!! Doing the happy dance with ya!!

    **Pssttt...I LOVE Saskatoon Berries. When's the season, I'll come visit.;)

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  12. Oh how cool! I am so happy for you - I know how long you've wanted this. And WOW 70 acres! Awesome!! I can't wait to see pics!

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  13. Wow...the place sounds great. I can't wait to see pictures. You will love having your horses in your own back yard. There is nothing like sitting on your back porch (I hope you have one) with your coffee in the morning watching them graze. You will be in heaven...

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  14. Congratulations!!! I'm excited to see this place, it sounds awesome!!

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  15. I am totally green with envy! It is fantastic news for both of you! Congratulations!

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  16. Wow thats so awesome!! congratulations it will be a blast.

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  17. Yep...long time coming..but I just knew it would all fall into place for you guys eventually....and it has!

    I could not be more happy for you all! Yay!
    Just imagine how awesome it's going to be being able to just look out the windows and see your horses. Wow!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!


    ~Lisa

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  18. Congrats! I'm so glad you found your acreage!

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  19. Oh yeah (happy dance with you) How exciting. Thanks for the hint on blogging! lol I should try that! I missed you too my friend. Can't wait to hear more about your new place!!

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  20. Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you :)

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  21. *happy dance jig* WHOOOOOOT!!! OMG I am SOOOO excited and SOOOO happy for you! It sounds like my dream farm!! Congrats!!!

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  22. i have to kind of edit that... or add another best day. my entire childhood i had this one day that was better than all others before and after.

    i was ten years old and we drove to oklahoma to visit relatives, and a cousin had ponies. i got to spend an entire day with her ponies. i got to ride one named moonshadow, a half quarter horse, half something, and we raced those ponies across this expansive field. i remember i lost every time, but i've never had so much fun in my life. when my parents came to pick me up, i was showing them how my pony could rear. (!!??) i was 10, and thought life could never get better than that.

    that was my best day: )

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  23. oh, and thank you for your comment and i'm curious about your kitties now.

    i did name the boy lander, like you said, it is a boy name. and the girl is mercer. both come when i call now, but really, i think it's the tone that matters. they probably have their own names that only they know: )

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  24. 70 acres, how darn cool is that! I can't even imagine having that much land but oh how I would love to. It sounds as near perfect as it gets.

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  25. I finally have the time to stop packing for our big move and take time to read and CONGRATULATE you on your big move! The place sounds like your "check off" life list; its wonderful when you can have that to enjoy, esp. with your loved ones!

    Tell you what - We'll pray for your house to sell if you pray for ours to sell :)

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  26. I am so happy for you!! It sounds just wonderful! It is great that the bank would work with you like that -- a lot of lenders are making it difficult for people these days. I hope your place sells fast!!

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  27. Congrats!!! You've earned it!

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