On the advice of Kymber we made a point system. A property gets a point if it has a metal slide roof, water on the property (besides the well), garage, one point per acre, wood stove, etc.
Both properties had the exact same score and we both like them, but have different favorites. This makes it really difficult and will eventually end up at the price. The log sided cabin with the spring and creek on the property is my favorite. It needs yard work and a little work inside, and of course furnishing needs to be done. It didn't help that a mouse ran across the floor while we were looking at the kitchen.
PLUS.... yes, on private property, while looking at the property and cabin, a dog ran up into the property and attacked Rock. I swear, it really happened and I have witnesses... the dog was being walked on the road, 80 feet away and it just ran up and tried to attack rock (who was of course on leash). After we kicked the other dog away, I drew down on it, I'm not putting up with this shit anymore. The dogs owner said sorry and walked away. The good news is all of my quick draw practice and training paid off, 1 handed draw from under my t-shirt in probably 1.5 seconds.
|Why the hate people, I'm so cute!|
The other cabin has 4 more acres, is furnished and really only needs some yard work (to be fair both places have fine yards, just not the way we want them to be) but has a crazy neighbor (who lied about his service record to get on a wonder-warrior type deer hunt). I'm crazier and I don't lie about my service time.
The "creek cabin" offer has been suggested to start $20k lower than the "crazy neighbor" cabin. Here is a shot of the woods (there is a huge wild turkey in the picture, but you will probably have to take my word on it if you can't see it almost dead center in between the two bigger trees).
|Tons of wildlife on this, and the creek cabin properties.|
To make things even more exciting, we found another place with 3.3 acres and 500+ creekside frontage (unsure about water rights) that we are trying to schedule a showing at.
Here are the pictures I took at the creek cabin:
|End of the kitchen with laundry. Hundreds of jars of canned goods.|
|From the small bedroom looking out towards the front door/living room.|
|Kitchen isn't updated but it's a cabin and looks good.|
|Living room looking out (yes, it was sunny).|
|Next to the bathroom door looking into office and bedroom.|
|Closet in the small bedroom.|
|Office (although they say it's a 3rd bedroom) you pass through before the master bedroom.|
So yes, my life just doesn't stop being exciting. We also made sure the current homestead isn't being neglected and is ready for the garden to be planted this weekend.
|Our yard is super green, neighbors are all weeds.|
|Transplanted the tomato plants|
|Ran out of jiffy pots so I improvised. The peppers are still tiny.|
|Lettuce awaiting a salad, even a stray squash of some type is growing.|
Welcome to the wild west!