We found it…and purely by accident.
Saturday, was a beautiful autumn day. The skies were blue, the sun was shining and there was a little nip in the air. Mr. Painted Quilt and I decided to partake in one of our favorite pastimes…travelling the back roads with no particular destination in mind.
With Mr. PQ behind the wheel, we headed out with nothing in mind other than to just enjoy the day, each other’s company and the scenery. About two hours and 100 miles later, we found ourselves in an area of Ontario that is renowned for it’s 150-200 year old stone houses.
I cannot resist looking at and admiring every stone house that I see. You can well imagine the heaven I was in being in this part of the country where there are quite a few of them. Bliss!
After a while, our stomachs started to remind us that we hadn’t had any lunch and it was nearing two o’clock. We decided to head into the nearest town to find a place to eat.
As we made our way down the road, there was a sign indicating that there was a curve ahead which caused Mr. PQ to slow down. As we came out of the curve, we saw it.
My dream home…with a for sale sign!
It must be a dream! I pleaded with Sam to turn around so that we could drive by it again. He did and we pulled over to the side of the road and tried to take in as much as we could without leaving the vehicle. I wrote down the details from the sign and called the listing agent. Note: The above photo I copied from the listing. Did you notice the difference in the sky from the one I took?
To make a long story short, we went to see the house yesterday. It is indeed my dream home. It sits on five acres in a rural area but is only a short 15 minute drive to town. Located on the St. Lawrence River, Brockville is noted for it’s history and architecture. Most of the buildings in the downtown core are made from stone as well.
After spending quite a bit of time going through the house, we came up with a list of questions about the property which our realtor is researching for us and the answers will determine at to whether this home could become ours. I am trying so hard to not allow my emotions to take over because I don’t want to be disappointed if things don’t work out. Hopefully by Wednesday we’ll have an idea as to whether we’ll proceed with an offer to purchase.
To change the subject and to try to get my mind to think of other things, I did manage to complete the October block of Bunny Hill’s Tisket-A-Tasket BOM.
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So now I’m off to try to keep my hands and mind occupied. Wish me luck and as always…