I am very excited about it. In fact, whenever I'm over at the barn where Tia stays now, all I do while I'm cleaning is think about getting that new barn set up.
The main question left to be answered is, WHERE WILL THE BARN BE LOCATED? Our current site plan has it sitting partially on the foundation of the old metal garage that is currently on the property. But, because that would have it sitting foward from the house (on the other side of the lot) we have to get a variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to put it there. We hope our case is solid, because if we can't use that concrete pad then we will have to move the house forward (cut down 4 trees) or move the barn back (cut down 3 trees AND put down a new pad.) Here's a link to the site plan:
Trees. Tree. That is a four letter word in my book right now. I previously wrote about our issue with the "tree police." Issue ongoing. Citations issued. LARGE sum of money involved. Mayor and City Council involved. Turns out that on AG properties you cannot just cut down what you want to or need to on your own land without getting the blessing of the tree powers that be. Never mind that it is in the process of being rezoned.... We'll be trying to make our case that we had NO IDEA. And we didn't!
Rain! Now there's a good word. We've had enough so that everything has greened back up! No more going over at all hours to move the hose around so we can save the trees. Oh, there's that word again. The creek has plenty of water.... so at least the tires that are in there aren't visible right now. Trying to look at the positive side.
Green grass... but we won't be living here!
The last bit of good news is that the "for sale" sign in front of our current house is coming down tomorrow. I'm getting up right now to do a little dance... yayayayayayay! We came to our senses and realized that if we don't NEED to sell this house right now, there's really no point in doing it. Why would we complicate life by moving into the little old house and having to store half of our stuff when we can just stay here until the other house is finished? Seems like a no-brainer to me. (I can use the excuse that I didn't think of this before since I had barn-brain. That could count as no-brain.)