Dreams Do Come True!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickDrmr, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. ChickDrmr

    ChickDrmr Out Of The Brooder

    Hello from Florida,

    About two years ago, my husband and I decided to sell our starter home and attempt to move to a more preferred rural area. I've always wanted more land and distance from our neighbors. I wanted my kids to be able to play in the back yard and hear nature, not the foul language and rantings of our beloved neighbors. I also was determined to live in a place that I could have chickens and other livestock if I wanted (much to my husband's dismay). Well as you are all aware, real estate had taken a big dive and put us upside down on our house (even after a major remodel). Needless to say, in our house we stayed.

    Two years later, and listing and removing our house four times, we finally sold our house! We were super excited, and with enough profit to buy a nice steak dinner, for one of us anyway, we were on our way. The only thing to do next was buy our dream house, right? Problem was, most of the "great deals" were already under contract and what was left was not much. We had begun to get desperate and even decided to put our dream house plan on the back burner and settle for "better than what we had" even if it wasn't in the preferred rural area we had originally planned. This didn't help us much at all. We were about to give up and get a rental when out of nowhere....our dream house appeared before us. A lovely house on 1.4 acres where I can have chickens!!

    We close on our new house in 3 days!

    I have already ordered my baby chicks to be delivered in April!

    When I first joined this forum 7 months ago, my member name was exactly what I was. A chicken dreamer. I will soon be a chicken owner, and I couldn't be more excited.

    My husband has also had time to come to terms that we will be owning chickens. He's gone from "I'm not touching them" to "I'm not cleaning up the poop." He even clucks at me every once and a while. :) I think he'll do just fine with it all.

    I'm looking forward to blogging our adventure as we move into our new home and build a coop while we wait for our new chicks....pics of the new digs next week.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California, lol I know exactly what kind of neighbors you are describing, I had a lovely "couple" living across the street thankfully they moved whew!
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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    It sounds really lovely
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the house! I know what you mean. We lived in a terrible neighbourhood and it took us 4 years to sell our place, but we're now renting a lovely house on a farm. I told the rental agent I don't care about the house, I just want a place where I can keep chickens. So he showed us a house with horses on one side and cows on the other... good thing I my sense of smell is not so good [​IMG]. We're planning on buying our dream home one day, but for now I'm so happy here and hope your dream place will be everything you wanted and more!
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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Glad your dreams came true! [​IMG]
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  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Congratulations to you! [​IMG] [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
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  10. bm12171

    bm12171 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 24, 2012
    Bruceville, IN
    Welcome!!! I'm new chicken owner and BYC has been so awesome, plus the members here are TOP NOTCH!! All have been so amazing and helpful! Enjoy your chickens when you get them, I know I sure have. Congrats and best wishes on your house, so exciting!!
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