Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Little House in a Valley

If you went south from here down the highway about 20 minutes you would be able to watch dirty gray town slowly give way to farms and hollows where the mist sits on chill mornings.
At a certain state road you would take a left and immediately find yourself heading down a gentle valley road between trees in shades of gold, red and green. Soon you would start to see very old and quaint houses appearing here and there, with gardens full of mums, late zinnias and lavender.
By and by you would realize that you had come into a dear little town, and you would watch as antique stores, an old school house, an ice cream store and a bookstore passed your window.
At the bottom of the valley, in the middle of the town, you would slow to cross railway tracks and a wide swath of river, and then, by the white clapboard church, you would turn left and pull up in front of the first house from the corner.

If you were us, you would then be very happy and excited, because this lovely old farmhouse in the middle of a state forest in a sweet little town only twenty minutes from your kids Waldorf school, would be your new home.

And so we are.

By the way, a million thanks for the general rallying around my plea for comments, even those who offended and were offended. Consider yourselves administrated.
It really gets exciting around here, doesn't it?


belle said...


Hope "Tiger" has had his nose smacked with a rolled up newspaper,and been put outside for a while!!

Nice house... hope this move is like a breath of fresh air blowing through your lives, bringing blessings and bounty :)

love Ma

Grimbones said...

Is it true? Did you guys get the place? And if so, freakin' awesome!

(Though, how's the skating?)


Grimbones said...

'course, looks like there is plenty of room for a 1/2 pipe and maybe a rail.


Vanessa said...

The skating might not be so great (and please, not a word about the 1/2 pipe!) - gravel driveway - but there is a parking lot around the corner actually.
Never mind skating though - we have the river on our doorstep so we are all about fishing! Whew...

Grimbones said...

FYI, H + H will be in Bowling Green for Thanksgiving. Maybe we'll swing your direction to check out the school.


Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely house. Perfect to raise a family in. You and your family are very fortunate. I wish you the best with your housewarming.