No kidding. Roy and I have been married 37 years, as of September 2014, and we just made our first official home purchase. Most people who have known us through the years know that we have had an odd/strange/unusual life together. We try to live from the heart… or the gut as it were… and do the things we’re impressed to do rather than following the status quo. It’s made for an interesting life for sure! It hasn’t always been easy mind you… the whole “Road Less Traveled” thing.
Our experiences have run the gamut from exciting to scary, from nerve wracking to magical, from crazy to downright unbelievable. But one things for sure. It’s never been boring. I’ve been told by many that I should write a book about our life but I tell them no one would believe it was a true story.
If you’ve followed me on Facebook you’ve been along for this part of the crazy ride that’s Roy and my life. Once we found the home and put an offer in I posted a couple of pictures. Everyone was excited for us and sent us wonderful wishes. But one of my favorite comments was the following:
NOTE: As we fix up our home the changes will be documented on Our Peaceful Planet!
Paula knows us well! You can read the more detailed versions of this story below the timeline and just how it all came about.
Our Unreal Timeline
Here is our unreal timeline from when we decided to buy a home until we closed. From the time we found our home till we closed was 22 days.
The Full Unique Story
A Few Of Our Rental Homes Through the Years
Our New Home
The home sites near the end of a quiet dead-end street. It’s been empty for over a year.
Looking out from the porch.
The field across from our home.
Looking down towards the dead end of the street. You can just see our white garage door on the far right.
The back of our home.
The back yard has a slopped area. We’ll use that for our garden and put in tiers.
Looking up from the corner of the house. The shed will be moved. Roy plans to put in a dome greenhouse.
We have to give a shout out and big thank you to our realtor Paulette Mann at Trademark Realty and our Banker Raquel Martin at Bank of the Ozarks. They were an outstanding team that worked diligently together to get things done quickly! (I’m pretty sure they broke some sort of record.)