This was a momentous occasion since we moved to our land almost two months ago. Essentially, we are still "living in between" and even though we are no longer living in our house in the Greater Houston area while trying to make the two hour trip, one-way, to the acreage to do work on it...we now are living on the land, but not in house...we have temporary residency in our nice RV as we prep the land and get things in order to begin construction on a house that will most likely be the last house we own as a main residence.
Living in between is a state of life we are enjoying. The RV is rather comfortable and the adventures with living in the midst of nature and a forest is always filled with fun and beauty.
|I should have had them begin constructing the|
cabin! I think that might be our next project!
I can see that this deck will be one of my favorite places to hang out during the day. I'll finally have a "front porch" with a view, but high up enough off the ground to get away from the majority of creepy-crawlers.
|Sgt. Dave and his father working together to build the deck.|
We will be putting lattice board around the bottom of the deck and around the topside of the deck. I am thrilled to be planning a beautiful garden to skirt the bottom of the deck. Whether we are in the RV for another six months or for a year, the area around us will be cared for, cultivated, and it will even have beauty.
So you know I was a happy woman when my husband took me to Lowe's today to buy a few plants. He purchased a Nectarine Fruit Tree for the property and two Azalea shrubs for me to plant. I have seeds for flowering plants and am eager to get those in the ground.
There is no doubt that our life in the RV will be comfortable as we are taking time to build our house the right way.
Living on several acres gives you an incredible amount of work to do, but you can only tackle a limited amount of tasks in a given day. However, being dedicated, job by job, it begins to come together.
I am so glad that our time in the RV is being made enjoyable. The deck is not set into the ground, so it will eventually be moved. In fact, it might end up as our back patio area off the mud room. We shall see.
|My father-in-law hand cut the risers for the steps.|
Very impressive. And the awning was raised a few feet.
I will have two sets of steps to walk up onto deck.
I CAN'T WAIT!
The thing about living on a lot of land is that the possibilities are too numerous to consider! And this week, I will be on Cloud Nine as I work in a defined area that will be designated as my own ornamental garden, perhaps with a few herbs thrown in for practical purposes. As my grandmother always told me, "No matter WHERE you live, it should be as nice as you can make it because it is your HOME."
This is home, for now, and flowers are required!