Another weekend came and gone here at The White Cottage Farm. A very fun an exciting moment for us here at the Farm is that this time last year we were days away from closing on our dream home. It is crazy how fast the year has gone and how much we have grown in to this wonderful home of ours. I wanted to take a moment to share fun facts about us and this house.
Immediately after we found this house, and went under contract — which was mid to late March. We would find excuses to drive by it. We found Ada Bible Church in Kentwood, and after church we would drive by the home, and dream of having family over in the yard, each brunch on the porch, and all the fun farm animals in the pasture. Knowing that know one lived in the home, we would still drive only slightly into the driveway before we felt like we were trespassing.
Side story: a little over a month ago LMB and myself visited our old stomping grounds in North Carolina, and kept it under wraps until we could surprise some important people to us that still live there. In particular, two lovely families we met in small group, a few months before we left. Naturally they ask about our church and we shared that we attend Ada Bible Church… pause… more pause… key: confusing laughter. LMB and I look at each other unknowingly joining in the laughter. The church they herd was “Ate-A-Bible Church.” As the evening would go one, the church would come up, and again laughter quickly followed, and now LMB and I cannot say Ada Bible without a smirk.
One of the key items holding up our kitchen renovation is that we found a little bit of water damage in the corner of the sun room that is right off the kitchen. This is going to require an entire new window remove and replace, something an already expensive kitchen renovation was not planning for, but hey– its part of the journey and part of the fun. Nonetheless, while investigating the source of the leak, we had to hope down into one of the cleanest crawlspaces I have ever seen, I mean ever. As the inspector began pulling away insulation, he was surprisingly welcomed a massive beehive, and I mean massive. I was cautious getting close to it knowing it was no longer in use — and I like Bee’s. I don’t have a picture to share, but I will put it on the to-do list and try to get a picture of it, very crazy.
Lastly, this one is quite interesting. Nearly every room has a outlet kill switch. What I mean by this is, on the set of normal light switches, there is an entire room outlet kill switch. This becomes slightly scary, when you are in the middle of the dark hit the wrong switch, and your Alexa comes back on and says, “Hello.” Anywho, one of the kill switches in our master bedroom (upstairs) kills the sun room downstairs. Took us a few weeks, and almost throwing out a TV because of it.
Some fun things we laugh about today here at the Farm, and we look forward to many more items to share as the years pile up. Until next time, Give Grace!