Sunday, September 15, 2013

We'll be moving

Cliff's sister wisely decided to buy a house, and will be moving in a week.  

The more I thought about renting either the house or the mobile home out, the less I liked the idea.  If we stayed here in the mobile home, we would have to pay two electric bills, because Cliff's shop, the barn, and, most important, the well pump, are with the old house. 
   
Also, the mortgage is on the house, not the mobile home.  The house has to be insured so if it burns down, the bank gets their money.  Insurance companies won't insure a house that is uninhabited.
  
I love living back here behind the barn, but it's more about the location, not about the actual dwelling.  I can walk back here any time I please and stroll among the flowers.  We are not really giving up anything except the little dab monthly that we were getting from Cliff's sister.   

Five years ago we had a mobile home across the driveway from the house where my mom once lived; when she moved on to senior housing, we rented it to a family of four who paid their rent and really didn't cause a lot of problems, but there was a lack of privacy and the place grew more unsightly and cluttered over the years.  When I walked out the back door, that mess was the first thing I saw.  Now, when we move back and I walk out the door of the old, two-story house in the morning, I will actually be able to see the sun rising over the pasture.    

In the old days, between the teenagers living in the trailer, teenagers on the left, and teenagers on the right, all of them trekking across our yard and partying all night practically right outside our window, I felt like I lived in a ghetto.  The rental trailer is gone, some of the former neighbors have moved, others have simply grown up and matured, and there seems to be very little partying or brawling at 3 A.M. these days.  Not that any of that ever bothered Cliff, because once he takes his hearing aid out and goes to bed, he hears nothing.  

Cliff's sister made some improvements to our old house, with us footing the bill, of course.  There is air conditioning now, and better storm windows all around, and some other amenities.  I will have a larger kitchen with a much bigger sink and more counter space than this place has, and the water pressure is better there.  There are advantages, and actually, if I made a list, that house probably has more going for it than the mobile home.   

If the right person came to our door and asked about renting either place, we would think about it.  But we aren't going to pursue renters.  I am enjoying my privacy.  

Cliff told me that if we move back to the house, it is entirely my decision.  He doesn't want to be held responsible or hear me griping.   

So there you have it.  Since my life is an open book here on the World Wide Web, I felt it necessary to tell my readers what's going on.

P.S.  I went to a Passion Party last night.  It was fun.  I won a prize that Cliff now uses to scare the dog.  

And that's all I'm saying about that.


       

14 comments:

Traci DeSheles said...

Your last couple of lines CRACKED me up!!!! It is lovely to have options! We are in a rental that is the best except that it is too small and too far from all of our activities and church. We would give up a bunch of privacy by moving. I get how you feel!

Carlene Noggle said...

The first thing I thought of when you said you are thinking about moving back to your old home is that it didn't have air-conditioning and I was worried about you and Cliff during the heat of the summer! I am so glad that was added!!! I think you will probably be happier there.

Back Porch Writer said...

Well, you do a good job of weighing the pros and cons. You enjoy the kitchen with the cooking you do so it would be nice having the space.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Southern Gal said...

I like Carlene when you first said you were moving back to the house was concerned for lack of air conditioning. That issue has since been solved. I am happy for you both if your happy.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There always seems to be changes in our lives, of one kind or another. I'm sure that whatever you do you'll be happy. You have such a good attitude and that makes a difference.

Jean said...

I think I would feel safer in a house during bad weather, but you have a nice tailer there to go back to when you want.

TARYTERRE said...

Whatever you decide has to be right for you and Cliff. You have my curiousity peaked about your Passion Party gift????

Hollie said...

I'm like Carlene the first thing I thought was no A/C! Glad that will no longer be a problem! I'm sure you will enjoy the bigger kitchen indeed!

d6e0db58-6d00-11e1-a2fa-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Yea, yea, yea, I vote for the house. I didn't like it when you moved. I've always had an opinion about your life. Hopefully I can get my blog going again soon. Faye Davis.....FAZE DAZE

Go Green Northbrook said...

House.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

The house sounds nice...If you have the energy to keep it up. Wouild probably be very nostalic for the kids when they came over.

I'd bet Cliff could scare me with whatever he's scaring the dog with. LOL

Paula said...

I bet you will think it through until you make the best choice. Good luck! As for the Passion Party, I've never been to one but I can imagine. I guess you will be having one at your house next, NOT?

Margaret said...

Lots of changes, but they sound like good ones! I would love photos of the old/new place!! (and of the new dog "toy" hee hee)

Lori said...

I think it's great! You'll have a bit more space and now with the air conditioning you'll be comfortable there in summertime. I saw on Facebook that Iris will have her "storm tub" too.