Tuesday, February 16, 2010

back to two

Early yesterday morning a truck pulled into the driveway. A man named Chris was coming to pick up the goslings for his farm. It took a while to scoop the trio into his dog crate he brought along, but despite Cyrus's snapping bill and the freezing cold weather: I got them all safely off the farm. We're back to two geese again. The farm is a quieter place.

The home inspection was brilliant. It took hours, but the professional from Saratoga was thorough and picky, and tested for everything. I bought the most detailed package they had and he did everything from dancing on the old slate roof to crawling into the attic to decipher bat and mouse poo. There will be water, radon, septic, and structure reports coming in the mail shortly. But the man said he was impressed, that the house was ready to move into in his opinion. A weight was lifted, and a sigh released. Now I just need to get the mortgage....

Snow today, and by the looks of the 05250 area code on weather.gov - a fair amount of it. Perhaps as much as half a foot by nightfall. We could use the insulation around here. We haven't had a decent snowfall for weeks. And to be perfectly honest, it just makes the farm look pretty. I like the look of a black lamb in a snow-filled pasture under the pine tree. It makes a smile wider.

18 Comments:

Blogger G-B said...

A thorough home inspection is worth its weight in gold. That's one more step along your journey. Congratulations on the good news!

February 16, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger j.c. said...

Yay, happy for you!! This is sounding like it might be "the one"! :) Congrats on everything going smoothly so far.

February 16, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ohhh, that is great news . . . now, when do you find out about the mortgage? (on pins and needles here!)

February 16, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the inspection! I'm praying that you can pull off the morgage too! It truly seems like that is where you're ment to be. Good luck!

February 16, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger ashley english said...

we've been catching all of your snow here in the n.c. mountains, it would seem!
good luck with the outcome of all of the inspections. glad to know you're this far along in the process!

February 16, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Wonderful news Jenna! Now let's keep sending good thoughts to the mortgage people.
Best of luck.
Janet in Nova Scotia where we don't need more snow

February 16, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

A good inspection report and approval from your parents- two very good things!

I wonder how we're all going to celebrate when the mortgage gets approved and you've closed on your farm?

February 16, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

It seems like things are progressing quite nicely for you! Very nice!! We only got about four inches of snow here in CT

February 16, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Yay on the great inspection!!!!!!! So happy for you - and anticipating a successful mortgage deal!

February 16, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

So glad to hear the house checks out! You're on your way. I can feel it.

And I totally agree about needing a fresh coat of snow to freshen stuff up. As my brother used to say, we just have "snirt" (snow+dirt) on the ground now here in Southern Minnesota.

February 16, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Abi said...

SO happy Jenna! oooxxx

February 16, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Tora: said...

excellent news on the inspection - keeping fingers and toes crossed for the mortgage and sending positive Reiki your way daily!

February 16, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger omnicharm said...

Good news! A positive report from a thorough inspector is incredibly valuable. Fingers crossed on the rest!

February 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

great news about the inspection, glad you could afford the most detailed one.

February 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Robj98168 said...

I am waiting to hear if you get the house- Almost more nervous than when I was waiting to see if I got my house!

February 16, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger RenĂ© said...

One step at a time. You're getting there!

February 16, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

Excellent!!! So glad to hear the inspection went well. On pins and needles here to hear about the mortgage.

How are Cyrus and Saro taking the here again gone again gosling situation?

I can hardly wait for spring. I started quite a few of my seeds today and am itching to get going on the garden projects. It is still a bit too cold for most of them here in Louisiana, but it helps to think of little seeds germinating away in warm dark peat pots.

February 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger beanyween said...

love this blog! so happy I found you from the BARK magazine article!

February 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

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