Hi Everyone --Cheerdad, Scaredy, Ralph, Rosie, and Lefty -- Thank you so much for replying and offering your advice to me.
Also - I am sorry I didnt post in reply to you all right away! I feel terrible for having waited so long, but you have to understand. I've been very busy!! I probably should have waited to join HW until after we were moved and settled in. But, you know how that is.
Cheerdad, and Lefty -- Your support of me moving was great. Thank you very much.
Scaredy, Ralph and Rosie -- Your advice and points to ponder were terrific - Thank you much!
I have decided as I did before I came here, to go on with our previous decision, and that is, we're going to move. I made my house out to be this magnificent piece of heaven! And it is.... but, it has its negative points too. Which is honestly why we're moving, and I didnt really mention all of these negative because I just didnt want to, because that day I LOVED my house. You know! LOL ....
We put it on the market last week. We had a garage sale this weekend to try and move some of this stuff we've accumulated and don't use!
Scaredy - when you mentioned, how my son would be the most popular in school because he lives on land. Well see. When you live out in the country as we do (even the subdivision were moving too, is in the country) MOST people out here live on land. So, he will actually be a very common child living on land. That is not at all unusual out here where we live. When we move to the subdvsn he will be going to the same school he would be going to if we stayed here on our farm. We're country folk, and even though we wont be living on land anymore, we're still in the country and surrounded by the famaliar country folks.
This subdvsn we're moving to, is out in the middle of nowhere land. All you see are farms and farms, and then all of a sudden this subdivision (its not the only one, but there are few of them in this area). The closest grocery store or any store is a good 20 minutes away. We have closer gas stations, but thats the extent of it. We LOVE it this way. So - I have no question in my mind, as to whether it is SAFE or not. You hear of NO crime in this area. Ive lived in this area my whole life, and the major news in the area is "car accidents caused by Deer". One time we had a storm, and a tree came down in the road.... well we had about
6 police cars surrounding this "tree". They had nothing better to do. It was a HUGE deal!!! LOL. Then there was another time, we had a huge rain fall... big time.... it lightly flooded one of the "major roads" if there is a major road in the country. And of course this was a HUGE NEWS Breaking ordeal of course. So, its really nice. Reminds us of Mayberry! lol
But, this subdvsn is nicer than I made it out to be. I mean YES, houses are right next door to each other, there isn't much space (well not as much as I personally am used too, you know..... but, We plan on going up to some of the houses around the one we're interested in, and introducing ourselves, to see how they are.
I am assuming everyone will be nice. Because you rarely if ever run into someone who has a chip on their shoulder out here. A lot of people talk to you at stop signs when you're driving. You see a lot of trucks pulled over talking to the guy in another truck..... Its a happy little place. When we were hanging yard sale signs friday night. We had 5 people (one of them was a policeman and another was a young woman maybe in her 20's!) stop and ask us if we needed help. They didnt know we were hanging signs, all they saw was a car w/ hazard lights on, stopped on the side of the road!
I remember one time we got a flat tire... late at night, after 10pm (we're nightowls!) ... well, we're out on these dark country roads on a cold wintery night (no snow-just cold). Well DH got out to change tire.. well you know those jacks they provide you with in a car nowadays... aint worth a darn! Anyway, here we are trying to figure this thing out. Some older man stops to ask us if we need help. We try to be polite and say No thank you.... and he said Oh don't be silly - don't use that THING... let me go get you MY JACK!!! Well away he went real quick, and came back less than 10 minutes later with His jack.... this big heavy duty expensive thing.... and he lifted the car in less than 2 seconds and helped my DH change a tire at 10pm, on a cold night!
This is the way people are out here...... So, I would never move from this AREA. Im just moving from the 5 acre land to a smaller parcel. That is what scared me! LOL
But, Im pretty much better now........ Still a little stressed, but I guess that is all normal. Maybe not, my DH seems to think it should be exciting and not stressing. But, I dont deal well with CHANGE. I get content and prefer to stay that way. But, we'll be okay Ive decided.
Thank you again for all your wonderful support!