Luckily, our new landlords, John and Renee are great folks. They're friendly and nice. The mobile home we're living in used to be their father's and while it's an older place, it is well kept and in good shape, all of its funny plastic fixtures intact. It's on a gorgeous plot of land, 1.4 acres and all of it hills and trees, butting against a protected wilderness area. I can't wait to get our dogs up here so that we can walk them in the forest.
The place is currently listed for sale, which is a bit of a concern, but it's been on the market for almost a year and, while it is a gorgeous piece of land, the house is pretty old and a little rough, and the property wouldn't be easy to build something else on.
A couple of little details - It has a gas stove, which I've never cooked on. People say I'll like it though.
The property hosts multiple lilac bushes, some other flowering plants, has a garden that collared greens grow in every year, a garage, complete with old wood stove, creepy attic and swimsuit pin-up poster.
The driveway is pretty steep and could be a little rough in the winter. At the same time, I love being so far from the road.
There is a cemetery about a half mile in both directions from the house.
It's heated with oil, another new experience.
It has well water, which I like.
To dispose of our trash, we take it to the dump, rather than having a weekly pickup... not sure how this will work out. I'll likely find it inconvenient.
Despite being a mobile home, the building is on a solid foundation and feels far sturdier than most mobile homes I've been in.
It used to have a mouse problem. It looks like they're from last winter rather than recent, but there's some clean-up that needs done. Nothing someone from Idaho hasn't dealt with before though.
The View from our bedroom window
A very cute back porch. Perfect for barbecuing, once I get a barbecue.
The Internet! We have access to the World Wide Web again. This is a very good thing. That's how we watch all of our tv, communicate with our family and friends, keep up to date on news and buy most everything. It's like the friendly Comcast guy reattached a limb.