I am so excited this morning. This afternoon Donald, Jeannie and I will look at a very large house on a spacious lot. It will be the first house we will have toured. The house is on a large lot but it is a steep slope in places, and there are a great many trees. Personally, I think the tree roots probably keep the hilly terrain in place! It may not be an issue since it looks like we will be going into a period of drought for the coming years, so I don't know how everything - trees, the slope of the land, etc. - will be affected.
From the photos the house looks beautiful and has a separate in-law suite. That is almost a "must" because it will give both Jeannie's family and me a degree of privacy. The lot is huge (about 7 acres I believe) but is not fenced, and with two dogs - Rocky and Tito - a fence would be necessary. There are positive and negative issues, but the only way to really judge is to see it. It will also make me feel like we are progressing to the next step by looking at a property.
I am happy to say that I am feeling so much better, although it hasn't translated to a burst of energy by any means. I think that would be just what I need because as it is, I just can't seem to get started doing anything. With a move in my near future, I certainly have a ton of things to deal with before I can even begin packing. Jeannie and Donald are lucky in that they had already gotten their house in order before selling it, although she is still complaining that there is so much to do. I guess with a family of four plus a dog, there is a lot to do. I have so much to do here that I just can't get started planning and deciding what to do first!