I didn't tell you all that our house has a rental property on it, did I?
Yep. We were landlords once before and swore we'd never do it again, but this time is different. This time it will be a joy to have tenants. We aren't even going to charge them rent. Their last name is Martin. Are you following me yet?
Here's a picture of our our side yard at the new house:
See it? There's a Purple Martin house!
My aunt said that my grandparent's always had a Martin house at their
place in NH. That's funny because when we went to look at the house I
knew what it was but I wasn't really sure why I knew it. lol. I knew
they come back to the same place each Spring but that's about it. I've
been doing some research since this house will be left in our yard when
the current owners move out. I'm really excited about it. The current owner was thrilled that I'm this interested.
There are some really awesome videos about them linked below. You have to check them out.
Pretty amazing little creatures. You can even watch a webcam on them here: Purple Martin Webcam - if you click the link under the video window you can see the webcam on the outside. Way cool. The eggs should hatch any day now.
I didn't mean to leave you hanging. It's been a whirlwind of getting caught up, getting paperwork in order and just daily life.
Yes! We found an AWESOME house!! It's not the one that I thought we wanted. The backyard at that house was to die for. A baby goat baa'd on the connecting farm as if on cue. The house was just too small though. Sadly. I didn't admit that right away though. :-) I thought we were going to be on a fight because Dan liked a couple of the new houses that we looked at. As soon as we walked in the house we chose, I knew. I just knew. We both loved it. It's beautiful, open, in a perfect location, almost a 1/2 an acre of land, 4bdrms with an office and formal dining room. All wrapped up in 2311 square feet.
I'd love to show you pictures, but some people are pretty savvy and I'd rather not put up any pictures that can be identified from the real estate websites where the address is listed, so it'll have to wait til they take them off the real estate sites.
So thanks for all the well wishing and I'll so you pictures as soon as I can.
Meanwhile, check out the lambcam. Babies due VERY soon!