Well, we did it! Our house in WV is under contract, and the process is moving along. We're supposed to close on November 5. We're currently having some repairs done and getting inspections out of the way.
Meanwhile, we staying in VT while we look for our next home, and we have found it! The photo above is the farm on which we will be making an offer today! It's on 60 or so acres, and most of that land has been protected. (We will be renewing that protected status!) The open area is the portion we will be living on and farming. The rest is all forest,and we're going to KEEP it that way! (The farm is in MA. We are staying with my in-laws currently.)
There are two houses on the property. (The 2nd one is actually a garage with a nice apartment above it. That will be my partner's studio and a guest house.) My own studio and office will be on the 2nd floor of the main house. It will also act as a guest room. The space is going to need more lighting, but the size is good, and there is a lot of storage space. The main house is like a Tardis-It's bigger on the inside.
The houses are fixers, but it's mostly cosmetic and a matter of updating. We're making an offer today, and that offer will be contingent on the electrical and plumbing and gas infrastructure being safe and up to code. If not, we have a 2nd choice lined up. We both love this property, though!
So, that's what I've been up to lately! I HAVE picked up some new merchandise in my travels. I have acquired quite a few display cases, so I will be selling those through my Etsy shop once I am back up and running. I do miss my studio time and the creative process in general!
Hope you are all having a wonderful fall!