We will be staying with my Sister, and her family at their farm in Armstrong for the next little while, it will feature views of snow covered fields, and crunchy cold temperatures. I can’t wait to get out there and take some snow covered barn photos, that’s definitely a scene that has been lacking around here.
The drive is around 5 hours, from our place to Armstrong, so to find the time to house hunt, and someone to look after the Boo, along with our differing schedules made it hard.
We will be up against snow covered yards, roofs, and icy roads. While pretty, and white, a blanket of snow can hide some pretty big atrocities. So the yards, and condition of the roofs will be a matter of guess work while we are searching. I will be looking for a detail oriented house inspector, one who is willing to poke into dark corners, and peer up into attics. Why not wait until the spring? Up there it doesn’t come until March or April, and I would love to be in our own place as soon as we can. Besides, we don’t want to outstay our welcome, warm hearts and all.
One thing we found out during our previous forays into the house hunting market, was that almost every house has a hot tub. It’s a dry cold, but chilly enough with temperatures dipping down to –25 Celsius, [that’s cold!] or more some days. So I guess a hot tub is all the rage, when your tootsies are frozen.
And up there, well, let’s just say things are a little different, as far as the building code goes. Added on rooms, uneven floors, crooked lines, it all depends on how old the house it, but there are some very interesting layouts available. While not all the houses are like this, I am still shuddering over the pepto-bismal pink bathroom, with the floating toilet, and bathtub that had been built into the closet. It almost required a step ladder to get into. Interesting…..
Then there was the house with the hand built, 10 foot long tub. It was the length of the entire wall, and completely tiled from top to bottom. Perfect for doing laps in. It also had a toilet that was built up onto a little stand…and a Volkswagen bug was used as the septic tank. Thanks, I’ll pass, I am sure we will find the perfect little abode.