Saturday, December 5, 2009

HERE IT IS!!


Do I jinx myself by posting this??!? Actually, I feel a little like Nichole Heady when she posted her ten acre plot, lol! We don't close until Decmeber 14, but as far as we can see, there is no reason that won't happpen. Maybe a foot or two of snow, but not much else!

Looking for a cabin in the White Mountains has taken a bit of time over the past 4 months, but here is our decision! It's a cute little barn, with knotty pine inside, just like a cabin should be. 1.12 acres. one property away from a lake- Conway Lake- and close to Storyland, and shopping, and oh yes, the Mountains to hike in. I keep forgetting that is the point, lol!

You have to visualize a screened in porch off of the sliders; that will be the first project- well, after a well, anyway... turns out the cabin shared a well with another cabin, and that cabin owner doesn't want to share any more. Lol, that's understandable, but when we were there this week we realized the electricity pumping his water comes from our cabin!! lol, guess that is the first project!!



Pretty small inside, a thought for a kitchen, but a real bathroom with a tub. Carpeted, which I am not happy about, but the DIMBND man (that's Do It Myself But Never Does) says he will take up the carpet and put down a floor. We'll see. Otherwise I will keep watching the dump for a carpet sweeper thing. That hole in the floor goes down to the crawl space, it was just open so we could go down.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, we'll put as many beds as we can fit up there, I am hopeing to sleep 8 at least.

Wish us luck! After we close on December 14, we are going to go sleep in it overnight- forgot to say it has a woodstove for heat. That's my version of winter camping, lol- in front of a stove )not a campfire), under a roof (not a tent), with foam pads (on carpeting)!!! And an electric coffeemaker in the morning- how perfect is that?!?



17 comments:

Sandy in Epping said...

Ooooh, Beth!
Isn't this grand? I love the fix-it-uppers, myself, but the wallet never quite lets me go that far. Have fun with your new space, and let us see all the progress, okay? Think of all the possibilities that are open to you. A little piece of heaven for you.

Babies- Beth said...

Actually, not much fixing to do on major stuff- just water and a new slider. Then a porch!! That's it, I think!!

IamDerby said...

congrats Beth!!!

Deanna said...

Wow Beth, this is so awesome! Congrats!

Karen B said...

Looks wonderful and sounds just perfect! Congrats!

Ingrid said...

Wow....what a great cabin! Congrats.

Diane Jaquay said...

Very COOL! Make sure you share pics as you fixerup!

pattylt said...

Oh, Beth! It's darling. What a wonderful retreat. The projects will get done and I'll take the real bath over a tiny kitchen. Putting a bath in is much worse than a kitchen. Enjoy it for years to come.

Cindy Holshouser said...

How fun. This is darling. What a great place to escape to.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Beth!!! Health to use and all that!! it's just darling!!! I can't wait to see the Christmas pictures with 3 feet of snow round the door!

Alex said...

I know we are excited to head up there... cozy cabin, hot cocoa... sigh, cant wait!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congrats! Your kind of camping is mine too. Only I want a mattress and hot running water, and add flush toilets! Have fun and enjoy it all.

jimlynn said...

Oh wow! How great this is. Congrats.

Val said...

Oh Beth, Congratulations!! You will love it. Very similar to the cabin we have in Norhern Michigan. Hope you and your family spend many happy days there.

Melissa said...

It looks lovely! I can picture a cozy fire with snow outside!! Congratulations!

BethieJ said...

Oh Beth how EXCITING! CONGRATS!!! I do hope there is room for a small stamp table for those baby cards you love to make and we love to see! :)

Nancy said...

Wow...just found your blog and love your new property! How fun for you and your DH.
Enjoy!