Mid West Journey

Here I am, just entering the second week of my new journey in The Burg.  The house is settling in and becoming quite the treasure.  I’m not one to run from a challenge.….. but I almost ran from this house.  If we didn’t have a perfect peace about renting this one, well, let’s just say we wouldn’t be living in it.

It’s an older house who really would love to have a make-over.  But instead, she has had to settle for being a temporary home to university students, etc.  Therefore, the owners, who own many houses and such, only put in the bare minimum of improvement.  Until now.

I do believe we came across a treasure.  Her simple all white outside and old hardwood floors and floor plan are just the surface.  But if you look with eyes of potential and hope you can see what lies beneath…….

I can do that.  It is one of my passions to see what lies under the surface of people.  Their potential in life.  And when their eyes begin to brighten with the revelation of destiny and dreams – I get really happy.

The same with homes and businesses.  So this little house on the prairie – sort of – has potential.  So, after many hours of scrubbing and tears and the desire to run away, it is becoming a home.

Now, I will say that they painted the walls……… somebody did anyway.  But after handing them a list and them hesitating and dragging their feet…..

Ta Da!  We had progress.  I was going to settle for the very old kitchen sink and faucet and the even older counter tops.  The rent is low – it’s OK.  But here we are waiting for new counter tops and sink – the owner’s idea.  Other things came along like that also.  Surprises to me and I am happy with that.

So, I no longer want to run away.  I am excited for what the good Lord has for us here in this leg of our journey.  So far, as I said above, a treasure.  This house is a treasure and this town is a treasure.  

We went exploring a few times this last week.  We found fresh raw milk just down the road and fresh brown eggs for sale.  Delicious.  And we found beautiful rolling roads and skies surrounding us.

Here are some pics of our exploring.  And yes, I did hang out the car window many times to take these.  Please enjoy them and join the journey with me.

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Enjoy!

cate b

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20 Replies to “Mid West Journey”

  1. What a lovely post! And then to get to the views, put on that perfect song as background, and drive around with you! Wow!! All that was missing was the pie! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing Cate – that was fun!

  2. another great post my friend…loved all the pics too, they really make it seem like the perfect homey place…i can picture you revamping some of the places with your creative touch! 😉
    ii’m happy for you that you’re settled in now and enjoying the beautiful scenery too…it’s nice to have that peace in your heart when you know you’re “home”…
    enjoy it all, it’s all a part of the plan, the journey, your destiny…
    oh yeah, i LOVED the song…absolutely loved it…the icing on the cake, or should i say the ice cream on the pie!?!
    😉

  3. So nice to hear from you and wonderful to hear that you are excited by your new adventure. Gives me hope that I might get through our own moves here soon too. You certainly have lovely scenery there to admire! Can’t wait to see pix of the house once you get that in order!

  4. It all looks very scenic and peaceful. I thought, as I was looking at the pics, that it was so much like my neck of the woods in land colour and skies. When you mentioned the lack of ‘pavement’ too I had to doublecheck where the Air Base was. Definitely US and not UK. 😉 You sound very happy in your new environment. Good luck with all the improvements that will surely add to your pleasure.

    1. I am so sorry that I haven’t replied to you. I found your comment in my SPAM – shame on WordPress.
      I’m glad my countryside is similar to yours – I lay claim to Scotland – being my great grandfather came directly from there to
      USA long ago. 😀
      I love country living
      cate

  5. Sometimes, it takes a while to find the treasure. It sounds like you are there. I’m very happy that things are settling down for you! 🙂

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