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I made an offer on a house in Wales...

...the Wales in Massachusetts, that is. It's a tiny town of 1,700 people that's 70 miles southwest of Boston, and 150 miles northeast of New York City. (130 miles from Fanhihall, where I'm currently living) Twelve miles from the intersection of
I-84 and the Mass Pike, so it's convenient for friends driving through to stop by.

Four acres of woods, two streams running through them (both streams well below the grade of the house). Largish Dutch colonial/Dutch gambrel style house (Ninety-three square feet larger than Toad Hall. Once a fan....) Loft office above the heated attached garage very similar to size and style of my attic office at the old place.

I don't have it yet, and don't know that the buyer's will accept my offer, etc. The usual. Still, all very exciting, with the hope of more good excitement to come. Time will tell; updates will follow.


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Mar. 27th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
Best of luck - it sounds like it will be a worthy replacement to Toad Hall. (Which I never saw, but I've heard so many tales that I can imaging it well.) When will you know if you got it? Have you given any thought to a name yet? (Or would that be counting your chickens before they've hatched?)
Mar. 27th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
I remember that part of MA from when I grew up in Southbridge. So lovely and quiet, and you should be able to see the stars quite nicely. Good luck.
Mar. 27th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
So exciting! Best of luck!

(I particularly like the part about the streams running through the property. Sounds very Walden-esque.)
Mar. 27th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
Good luck! Think of the birds you could have!

Mar. 27th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
Indeed. The current owners have 3 or 4 birdfeeders attached to the deck that you can see from the kitchen table.

I've always hesitated to feed the birds because of how much I travel, and how I can space doing things like filling bird feeders in the rush to get out the door or during busy project times. Then again, the current owners travel a lot, so the birds that are already counting on those feeders during the winter perhaps already know the other nearby feeders to check out.

I've seen more birds, and more different birds, here at Joe & Edie's than I have in years. And Deb and Mike have bluebirds! The house in Wales also has either a bat box, or a butterfly box, high up on one of the utility poles.
Mar. 27th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
Congratulations, and good luck.

Mar. 27th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope your offer is accepted! It sounds lovely.
Mar. 27th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
It sounds beautiful. Best of luck.
Mar. 27th, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, my, that is exciting.

You're going to have to learn HTML to get some pix up on the web for us.

K. [whatever house you buy]
Mar. 27th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
Right. And here I keep forgetting even the shortcut for linking to another LiveJournal member....

Must use the tools more.
Mar. 27th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
That is exciting. Good luck.
Mar. 28th, 2004 04:19 am (UTC)
Sounds like a lovely house and land. Yeah!

What I've read about feeding birds says that the birds don't become dependent on the feeders. My experience is that they just take a while to come back if one has (ahem) spaced out refilling the birdfeeder for a couple, um, few weeks.
Mar. 29th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
Best of luck getting the new house. Sounds like a lot of outside space, nice setting. Also a lot of maintenance, involving chain-saws occasionally.

Glad to hear the streams are significantly below the houses level, too.
Mar. 29th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
Not a lot to say, but it all sounds just great. I'm reading your LJ postings, not because I'm likely to come up with neat points for discussion, but because I really want to see what you're up to and how things are going. So this last posting of yours is marvelous. If you get that house, someday I want to see it. Will you be at Minicon?

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