My new old big small house…

I put an offer on a house today. If all goes well, I’ll have a “new” house built in 1900 soon. It’s now listed at 734 square feet, but I’ll be measuring and hopefully taking out some of that footage. The downstairs seems huge to me because it’s laid out better than I’m used to. But if I close off the upstairs (at least in the winter-in summer I may run a whole house fan through the window up there and get the heat out without air conditioning) and make the back porch back into a porch, I should have about 500 square feet, I think.

If it needs less work than I think, I’ll be measuring across the back alley… if it’s within 300 feet of the vacant lot that’s for sale not far away, I may be able to build an “auxiliary” building, which will turn into a tiny house in disguise, on that lot. Who knows? I may not live in the area long enough to want to do that. We’ll see!


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on April 14, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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