Monday, May 24, 2010

Our Property

Through the unfolding of events over the last year, we have found ourselves on a piece of property that is about 12 acres and wooded. Some think we are doing well because we got this big house on this big piece of property when in reality we are renting. The rent is less than half of what our mortgage was in our previous house. Despite several efforts over the last 4 or 5 years, our house didn't sell. It has come to a point where the house is in foreclosure. I won't go into great detail here, but let's just say we are feeling the economic crunch with many others right now. I publish these things so the truth will be out there.

Nonetheless, we are making the best of our current situation. Through the woods we have cut a walking trail. The trail is rough right now, but walkable. It has been a wonderful bonding experience for our family to have a project such as this in front of us. The nice part is that it really didn't cost us much money. My husband had to purchase a new chainsaw blade. Other than that, we have a lot of "sweat equity" in it.

We are estimating that the trail is about 1/3 to 1/2 mile long. It starts near the house and ends near the house. Every day we find footprints left by the wildlife that wanders the woods at night. Talk about an excellent opportunity for nature study!

We are looking forward to many, many adventures on a trail that we can call our own.


Pam said...

Great attitude. We bloom and flourish where we are planted. We are just 'traveling through; pilgrims". The path you all made is a beautiful one! You reminded me of two things to be grateful for that I haven't thought of for a time. Thanks.

HeatherAnne said...

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think your path and family bonding experience is wonderful! Times are tough but there is a silver lining. May the Lord bless you as you trust in Him.


Nikki said...

Hi Patty,
You are very brave to post. :) We are in a similar situation at the moment. I just wanted you to know you are not alone. We are already renters but the home we are renting may be sheriff saled soon. We have been watching it from afar. We know it is near and have been looking for something else. Our desire is to own land. To hold it and cultivate. That may never happen with the health issues at large. I suspect I will have some tough years ahead harder still than these now. Carls future is very scary. Be thankful for your health. God is with us all now as we struggle. Be encouraged by these small things. They are what keep me going every day. The childrens smiles, hiking, putting my feet in the creek, rubbing my fingers over a smooth rock. I know you know these things I suppose its a reminder to me too. (((Hugs))


Becky said...

I'm glad you shared. I'm looking forward to seeing the trail! I remember (years ago) some friends of mine making a trail thru their woods with their boys & they LOVED it. They even named it "the rabbit trail" or something like that. Your kids will always remember this experience, I'm sure- for lots of good reasons.