I love my new home. This is where I will be for the next few years. As you can see from my ticker at the bottom, I'm still in the savings process for my own house. I want to buy outright, so I'll incur no debt, which means I have to save every penny. That's no problem. There's a lot of satisfaction in buying things that way. That's what I did with my New Beetle Sport and my car means so much to me because of doing that.
So I know I said initially I'd be staying in a resort, but it turned out someone responded to my ad on Craigslist and now I live in the lower level of a beautiful home. The folks upstairs who own the house are super sweet and I get on with them just fine. I love the layout downstairs and it's not a basement at all as the house is built on a slope, so I'm actually very far off the ground. All of my things look so pretty here and I know my Saint Bernard is thrilled to return to her typical life.
Here's some photos of the little bit of Table Rock Lake that peers out between the trees. I hear in the wintertime that the lake is so clearly visible that it's like being right next to it. We aren't far at all from it, just up on the hill above it.
So the first three views are from the deck out toward the lake showing the transition from late afternoon to dusk to sunset. The pretty pink in the sky is nice. The last two are of the deck and you can see part of the house and how pretty it is. You'll have to excuse the quality of the photos. I used my iPad 2 because it is so easy to take pictures with it and I enjoy it. Unfortunately, the iPad doesn't have a great reputation for quality photos, but it gets the job done.