|One of the chores was raking leaves from under the deck.|
This made me laugh. heehee
We went back to the country house this weekend. It is the same place we took our vacation a week ago. We had some outside chores to finish up but had to wait for the weather to break. It was so cool and breezy this weekend we [ahem, Pooldad and Wallene] got them done in record time Saturday morning.
Woot! That meant we had rest of Saturday and Sunday to play. We played two rounds of putt putt and the gang went to the pool while I was home enjoying the view off the screened in porch and two really good books. We also spent time feeding the horses 5 lbs of carrots.
It is so peaceful in the country. Besides the quiet, it is beautiful. Then there is the house. I LOVE the house. Everything is on one level [with the exception of Wallene's sleeping loft] and within 10 steps of where I need to be at any given time. I can do laundry whenever I want. I can shower whenever I want. [That one is huge btw] There are no stairs I have to maneuver, no long walk to the bathroom/kitchen/bedroom/living room/porch and did I mention the view? [I know I should post pictures and I will but my computer is down right now.]
Anyhoodle - I wish we could live there. Even Pooldad wishes we could live there. His parents want us to live there and have offered us the house to live in with nominal rent. Gotta love my in laws.
Sigh. Unfortunately, the one thing that keeps us from moving is the commute for Pooldad. It would be a little over 2 hours one way to his job. He has already done this type of commute for our family when he worked in Arlington and I am not willing to have him on the road for 4 hours a day. It isn't worth it. Not only is it a long drive for work, but most of it is along country roads and with the price of gas I don't know how much we would save. Mostly tho' it is the thought of him trying to make that drive twice a day.
There are no pool type companies in that part of the world and Pooldad loves the job he has [to a point] so it isn't as tho' he can just pick up and find another job.
Still, it is nice to DREAM about. :) Meanwhile I will be plotting our next trip back. heehee
Have a great Monday Tadpoles. It is going to be a fantastic week, can't you just feel it?