Friday, August 29, 2008

A Blank Slate

I thought I would share with you guys some pictures of my soon to be home. You know how they always say "home is where your heart is". Well this place has always been my home. This is where I was raised and where I have longed to be ever since I left. I wouldn't admit it to my husband but I cried for a week when we first got married.........I was so homesick. Lol, I just live five minutes away but it's still not home. I thought maybe eventually I would get used to my new home but I never did. I moved here eight years ago and I still miss the peace and quiet of "home". As you can see its off the beaten path up a little gravel road. Most of the locals refer to it as a "holler" or "hollow" but technically it isn't because a "holler" or "hollow" comes to a dead end. This road has no dead end but any way there is little (almost no traffic besides my family) and a little creek runs alongside the road. My dad was raised up this road and my mom was raised right across the creek; when they married they lived a few other places and then settled back here. After my sister got married this is where she settled as well.

Ahhhhhhhh Look at my view! My house will be on top of a hill within walking distance of my mom and dad's and my sisters.

That's the mountains of Eastern KY in the distance. My front door will be facing this view.

This will be the view from the back door. Hope you enjoy these pics!


Raggedy Angel said...

What a perfect place! I am so excited for you! Beth

Gettysburg Homestead said...

What a beautiful piece of property!!! I can't wait to see all the stages.

Dawn said...

I can't wait to see your progress! Your land is beautiful. Reminds me of Waltons Mountain!! My husband and I built our home and we love to do "tinkering" as we call it. We are always building something. please keep us updated on you home site. have you ever posted pictures of the home you live in now? Im sure it is very "primitive". I'd love to see it. Dawn

Merrie. said...

Hi Jill; I sent you an award too!!! Well you are sure popular; and Sharon from Saltbox Farm is one of my favorite places to go here in Michigan; I have purchased many things from her for my home!!! It is funny that you know her too; Where exactly are you in Eastern KY? I was married to a man who had family in Coldiron,KY; have you ever heard of it? Well I can't wait to see your home done for you! Merrie

Tammy said...

What a lovely place to build your new home. What wonderful scenery you have as well.

Ain't nothing wrong with livin' in the holler.

Keep us posted on the progress.

She Seeketh Wool & Flax said...

Your home site is just wonderful.
Good luck with the building and do post pics as you go along.
Blessings Cheryl