We did it! We bought the land. We signed our closing papers this week and FedExed them to the title company. The seller will be signing today or tomorrow.
I've begun to plan the kitchen remodel. Whew, there is so much to do just for that project. I signed up with Direct Buy with the expectation that they'll save me a lot of money. They have a kitchen designer on staff that is drawing up my plan on the computer. That's a big help. Now I have to pick out door styles, colors and appliances before our next meeting. I have to get a crew to tear out and install the kitchen, put in new floors, and do some drywall work for me.
I have to schedule the roofers for the new metal roof. It will be metal that is made to look like Spanish/Roman tile; plan a barn and get that started; plant a garden when Tom decides on a tractor; put in a new septic system when the seller's 30-day lease is up; and Tom has to change out the electric box.
We have to decide when to put our current home on the market, trying to schedule it so that we all have a place to live until the new house remodel is finished and Paden goes to school.
Either during or after we've finished all those projects, we need to build a henhouse, get chickens and learn how to keep them alive and producing eggs. Hopefully, they pretty much know how to do that themselves. Heh. We also need to get some milk goats, Nubians I think, from which I hope to get our milk and actually make butter! And get some Boer goats for meat. I'll have to stay away from them as much as possible lest I get attached and can't eat them later.
I'm sure there are a million things that will have to be done that I just don't know about yet. But, I just tell myself to take one day at a time and do what I can.