Monday, June 25, 2012

Three Years

Three years ago today we sold our cute, little house in a hip, Albuquerque neighborhood and headed north for "greener pastures."

We hadn't heard back on the place we wanted to buy, but had been assured the bank would accept our offer.  The place was a short sale and our agent told us that they can take some time.  So Hubba rented a small house about a half-hour away.  We payed way too much, but the owner agreed to three dogs, a cat and month-to-month rent.

I would be fired a few days later.... for moving... even though we had discussed it during our interview and the job required 90% travel to locales other than the city I moved from.

Naturally,  it is difficult to secure financing when you don't have a job.  :-/  It took several weeks, but I did secure another position.

We never heard back on the first house and we made an offer on a second place.

It turns out that neither of these were actually for sale.

Yes... in 2009, when all you heard about was that people couldn't sell their houses, we had a difficult time finding houses that were actually for sale.  Even when they had a sign out front, were listed in the MLS and were willing to let people look at them, houses weren't for sale.  It was the strangest feeling.

So we stayed in that rented house for much longer than we would have liked.  Until we found (and closed on) the place we currently live in.

We then built loafing sheds and corrals, moved alpacas, found LGD's one and two, birthed criabuilt a garden, and did a whole lot of other things.  We have so much more to do in order to fully realize this dream, but we have already achieved a great deal.

Technically our pasture is more brown than green right now, but our future is very bright.  :-)


Voie de Vie said...

I can only imagine how disappointing all of the events at the beginning must have felt. I'm glad you've settled in and are going in a direction you feel good about.

Here's to three more wonderful, productive years!

oak haven alpacas said...

It's always been remarkable to me how life takes turns and somehow we end up where we do but not because we took a straight path there :)


Paula Parrish said...

Hello Kathryn,
Moving in the right direction and living the dream is amazing. I am blessed to have shared a part of your journey through your blog.
Smiles, Paula

africanaussie said...

It sounds as though you are at last living your dream. Certainly was a bumpy road getting there though.

city garden country garden said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Kathryn, you've achieved so much in such a short time! I'm a great believer in gut feeling, when it's right it's right and you'll know it. It sounds like you're there now!

MarmePurl said...

Happy Dreamiversary!

Hope all is ok for you with the fires. Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... so your saying the grass is greener somewhere else...? Like my backyard where it has done nothing but rain for the last month! Wettest June since 1991 or some such thing apparently!!

I have also popped over to award you a "One Lovely Blog" Award! Hope you enjoy the nomination and pop on over to accept your award sometime soon! Cheers - Kara x

Anonymous said...

Sorry Kathryn, didnt realise it would come up "anonymous" its Kara at