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Old 03-11-2013, 01:28 PM
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It really is! lol We had thought we would be several years away from making this come about when we bought the property, but due to a life changing accident for DH it became necessary much earlier than we had planned. We've been living here since 2002.

Being so rural has its challenges, but we knew that when we bought the land. We had to have electric and phone brought in from the main road and a well drilled for water. And really I wouldn't want to ever have to live in the city again! lol
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:01 AM
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That's the way I feel, if I could find a place in the country with some acreage to have a few cattle, pigs, chickens and a garden spot, I'd be sooooo happy! Catlover, it sounds like you have the greatest spot to live. The further back off the road I got the happier I would be! We lived in the country until the morning of November 22, 1992 when two tornadoes hit us about 1 1/2 minutes apart, the first one hit at 1:20 a.m. We lived in a mobile home at that time and lost everything we had. Believe me, starting over with 4 children is NOT easy at all! We did have some help from FEMA but it wasn't enough to really start over. Jerry's mom had an almost new mobile home that she wasn't using(she had bought it for Jerry's younger brother & his wife then they moved out and left it with her) behind her house so we moved into it with donated items. Plus my step-father-in-law owned a furniture business so they GAVE us furniture for every room in the house! Anyway, the one we lived in before the tornado hit wasn't far enough off the road for me. I just want to get away from town! I wouldn't mind living in the Smoky Mountains or the foothills of the Smoky Mountains or anyplace else that has a lot of privacy, just get me far far away from town! I don't even want my house to be seen from the road.

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:19 AM
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That is one of the things that is so nice about here, we can;t be seen from the road at all! It is a dead in road and we are on the front part of the property so even if someone buys land later any where around we'll still be hidden away! lol

That is sad all you went through with the tornado! We have watched several go over us, but luckily they never dropped on us. One of them a few years ago did drop in a town not far from here and demolished it; so we were very lucky. At the time we didn't realize it was a tornado because it was straight line winds coming over us.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:47 AM
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I understand wanting all that privacy. I used to live on a dead end road along a river with woods next to us and across the river. My mother-in-law lived right next door. There were year around people on the road and some with summer home. Very quiet and peaceful. My dh at that time passed away. I stayed there for 2 years, then married again and moved to where I am now.
Now however, if I would be alone I would worry about getting to town for groceries. If I couldn't use the snow blower and lawn mower I would have to find somebody to take care of those things. If I died, nobody would be worrying if I didn't answer the phone. Both my kids are gone.
Grandson answers emails, otherwise I don't hear from him.
So I will be happy to stay in town and have neighbors who would worry if they didn't see lights going on and off or see me outside. And would help me with things I could no longer do.
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