This is just the first of many hunting trips – we are planning for our future. I love the mountains – always have.
I am much more of a mountain girl than a beach girl…..and it is my dream to have a getaway cabin for long weekends in the mountains of Western NC. But we have guidelines too. It has to be big enough to have 3 friends join me in quilting….which means I need at least a 3 bedroom. I don’t care about the size of the kitchen, I care about enough room to set up machines!
We’d love a place with a mountain view ----but we need something within a realistic budget. I don’t necessarily want something way out in the sticks with no access to anything ---but I also don’t want a lot of yard work. I want natural landscape. I wouldn’t even mind a condo ---with a view ----and this one we looked at was great except for the home owner’s association dues were $1,000 per QUARTER!? And there was really no services included in that – it’s all natural landscape so it isn’t like someone is mowing grass and planting flowers. It’s $330 a month for a PARKING LOT!? No thank you. ((Sigh – because this was a large open condo with lots of sewing room and would have been perfect!))
Feet in freshly falling snow!
We ended up looking at three places, two of which were very nice ----but each had their own down falling. The third one was a log cabin, but it had fairly close neighbors. It was also A-frame ---listed as a 3 bedroom, but it was really 2 bedrooms with an open loft, which to me is NOT a bedroom. There are no walls and no privacy. And the living area was pretty tiny, not enough room to set up tables for quilting weekends.
Those white dots on me are NOT lint –or thread! It’s falling snow!
I do love the freshness of a snow-fall day -- like the world is being washed clean and blanketed by angel dust.
We did confirm that we LOVED the area. And we also really liked the Realtor that took us around. She learned about us, and what our needs are and will now be on the lookout for other locations that might fit the bill. The adventure has just started. Like many other things in life, it not a race. It is about taking time to find the right place. And enjoying the process!
Couldn't you just quilt forever with this view?
((Blue Ridge Parkway on the way home))
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone! This girl is Texas Bound!