Our Path to the Homestead

Posted by Bonnie

Every house we have owned was going to be our 5 year house – up until our last house, which was going to be our 25 year house. Buying a house is a funny experience though… You spend 30 minutes looking at it and then decide if you would like to plunk down hundreds of thousands of dollars on it  and commit to a 25 year payment / LIFE plan. It is actually insane when you think about it – you probably spend more time at the car dealership then you do when buying a house.

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Oh, Well….

First unexpected cost… and it’s a big one.

Post by Bonnie

After living in the house for a week I turned the kitchen faucet on and… no water. Not a drop. Turns out this is one of the problems with purchasing a formerly vacant home. The well pump was sitting at the bottom of a galvanized pipe for five years, unused. Then we purchased the home and used it – a LOT. During the period of vacancy sediment settled into and around the well pump so when we started it up again the sediment created a blockage, effectively rendering the pump useless. So, we called a repair person.

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