When we bought the farm in July, I hoped we’d be living there in time to enjoy the autumn colors. Close, but not quite. It looks like we’ll be moving in about three more weeks. We did, however, take a trip out there today. Look at how dramatically the trees have changed in the past several weeks:
It was perfect autumn weather when we visited today: mostly sunny, right around 60 degrees. Great day for a stroll around the property with a camera.
The picture below shows what it looks like directly across the road from us. We’re pretty much surrounded by big hills covered with trees, and they’re stunning this time time of year.
The house is finally starting to look close to being finished as well. The first series of pictures below shows the progress on the basement, which will be the girls’ playroom.
The previous owner was fond of aqua blue paint. I’m not. Almost every wall has been painted recently and new molding has gone in. Refinishing the floors will be the final task before we move in.
A county inspector decided early on that we needed a new septic tank (not even the guy who replaced it agreed with that analysis), which meant tearing up the front yard. I’m pleased to report that Mother Nature (with a little help from Chareva and the girls, who spread lots of grass seed around) has already begun turning the yard green again.
I’d originally planned to throw a birthday bash shortly after moving in to celebrate. Since my birthday is in two weeks, that won’t happen. But we’ll be in the house in time for Thanksgiving. And I will have much to be thankful for.