Monday, August 27, 2007

This land is your land, this land is my land

The land next to us has finally come up for sale. The owners (the couple who sold us our original 5 acres) called us and said they were ready to get rid of it; they've moved on to another phase of their lives. So, we've contacted a friend who is a realtor to help us draw up an offer. This plot is nearly 12 acres, and will cost us a pretty penny, stretching us to a bit of a limit. This will mean, if we get the land (the people renting it from the owners have the first right of counter-offer, or whatever you call it), we should watch our budget a bit more tightly than we already do. We've generally been careful about money, but were lucky enough before to go with a few splurges when we've felt like it. Now, we'll have to splurge less often if we hope to retire happily. Anyone want to buy a couple of kids? ;)

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)