The deed is done...well, almost!

Friday, November 20, 2009

On Thursday we closed on our new property (the owners don't sign until Monday, thus the "well almost"). So now everyone is asking if we plan to get off the road. The short answer is NO, the long answer is SOMEDAY. Tentative plans are to build an RV pad next fall...the septic is in and water/power are at the front (county road frontage). A rough driveway exists, we need to make it wider and level it along with some type of paving.

Then in 2-5 years we will build a pole barn...Stu's future "Man Cave". That will have 3-5 RV spots as well...gotta have room for visitors! In 5-10 years we hope to build a log cabin for when we aren't traveling all the time. We anticipate summers in TN and winters in FL...someday...LOL!

We have named the property....it is Fire Lily Base Camp. The fire base camp is in honor of Stu and his firefighting career. The lily comes from my Froggi nickname and LilyPad, which was my rolling home. We then discovered there are several lilies designated as "fire lily". One is a gorgeous climbing vine with petals that look like flames. The others are bulbs. Needless to say, we hope to have some on the property.

The property is just over 5 acres, all wooded with a year round creek running through it. Along the creek sides there are a lot of rhododendrons and azaleas. I look forward to seeing it in the springtime someday. It's at the end of the street which is a county maintained road. Very few neighbors and the back of the land drops downhill...no one going to build back there!

This blog will be quite informal, sometimes just a rambling journal as we work our way through the eventual development of Fire Lily Base Camp. Months may go by with nothing posted, other times postings might be very frequent. More of a personal journal for us.

I'll try to keep it interesting but understand if no one really follows it...LOL!

Still rolling,
Stu & Donna

1 comment:

  1. How exciting ! I think it is a great idea to plan ahead. Sure will be an exciting adventure.
    I have realatives in Murphysboro. Just east of Nashville. Also good friends near Knoxville.
    Have fun you two !

    Kelly

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