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And what a space it is! I knew the minute I walked in that it was right for us. I know the Lord's hand was in every step of this endeavor, and it has been a faith promoting experience for me. There have been only a handful of times in my entire life that I could say for absolute certain that I knew God's will. This was one of them.
I love the house. Built in the early 1900s, it has the charm and character that has always attracted me in a house. Built-in book shelves, woodwork, tall ceilings and short handrails. And - no kidding - it has a whopping half acre backyard. With a magical tree fort. No garage, but a carriage house. It used to have doors on both ends so a carriage could be pulled through and the horses released and lead to the barn. There used to be a barn on the property, but it did not weather time as well as the carriage house. The family we bought the house from were extremely creative and used the wood to make the tree fort. Its part of old Springville, and thus uses the city's irrigation system. Instead of sprinklers, we get water for two hours every ten days. The backyard will flood, and all I can think is "splash pad." It will be a magical place for our children to grow up.
A bonus for Trevor is an outdoor studio with its own root cellar. He has christened it his Man Hut and will put his Man Things in it. It will do wonders for him, he who has had to share his space with his inlaws for so long.
I'm so happy, it is even making the onerous task of packing worth it. This is a big step for us, and we are ready and excited to make it!