Before I start: I'm not pregnant. No R&R baby for us. No, the exciting news is that we bought 20 acres!!
Scott has been talking about buying a place in Texas for a long time. Last year, he finally started to convince me that we could afford it, so I started casually looking at properties online after I came back to Texas in the fall. To be honest, at that point, I didn't think we'd really go through with it. But, we found a place that seemed perfect for us, and everything came together, so we did!
It doesn't mean we're done with the military and ready to move back to Texas permanently. This is more like our retirement spot. Scott has 14 years till he can retire, so maybe about 14 years from now we'll be ready to make this place our home. And that's ok, because there's lots of work that needs to be done.
Our land has everything we were looking for, and we love the area it's in, but it's been neglected for a decade or two. It's overgrown and the fences are falling down, plus there are no buildings, water or electricity. It's kinda exciting, though, because that we means we can shape it to be whatever we want it to be.
We have a long list of things to do, and this weekend, I took care of item #1 on that list. With the assistance of my dad (well...actually he did most of the work), I put T posts in the 5 property corners. The surveyors just used little wooden stakes to mark the property boundaries, and we were afraid those would disappear. So...check that one off!
Every time I go up to our property, I'm more and more excited about making this place our home. It's less than 10 minutes away from a small, quaint town that is full of friendly people and has great schools. Seems to me like a the perfect place to raise a family (though my family may be mostly raised by the time we get there). Well, it's perfect unless you like things like Papa John's delivery. :P I'm pretty sure that's not going to be an option for us.
Even so...we're both thrilled about our big purchase and ready to get to work!