The pandemic and shortages it brought pushed us over the edge. My wife and I decided it was time to build or buy.
We love Dove Ranch and would have loved to build there, but after we saw the vandalism and ridiculous thefts that occurred there, we decided we needed to live somewhere with enough neighbors to look out for each other. I still have plans to improve Dove Ranch and use it for recreation, but not building a house.
That led us to question what is the ideal location. We searched all through 2020 and part of 2021, and almost bought a place in Stone, Idaho. That place had too many problems with it, so we expanded our search and landed in central Idaho.
Since my last post, I’ve changed web domains, changed jobs twice, had another child volunteer as a Christian missionary (Latter-day Saint), had a child nearly die of T1D, raised five chickens, and seen my daughter get married.
Life’s been busy.
Now my wife and I are working on a huge upgrade. We’re under contract to buy a 1970’s house and homestead near Dove Ranch. (The travel time to Dove Ranch will be cut by 66%.) My day job let’s me work from literally anywhere in the world, so we’ve decided to sell house we’ve lived in for 15 years, and move to a 1-acre house out in the countryside.
I love our current home, but we couldn’t turn down the opportunity for an acre of land in a beautiful rural area.
NOTE: Turns out that this homestead had some issues the inspection uncovered. We found a better homestead, though.