Today was our daughters 24th birthday, and her first opportunity to see the photos of the farm we've taken so far. We had a great time trying to describe what she was looking at from time to time, and we found it easier to show a Google Earth image, and then point to the photo as that gave her a pretty good idea what she was looking at. She started making plans to spend Christmas with us on the farm, and I think she liked what she saw in the photos for the most part.
Today was also a day of waiting for something exciting to happen with our purchase of the farm. Being from the city, we're experiencing a slightly different buying experience than our previous city transactions. City folk don't talk about making a deal without a signed contract and a check to back it up. Our farm deal was worked out over the phone, partly because the seller is out of the area I imagine. If he had been local, I suppose it might have been the same scenario as a city transaction.
So we're in anticipation mode at the moment waiting for the seller to sign and return contracts so we can get on with scheduling several home inspections. This is quite a different feeling for us as we're ready and excited to take possession of the farm, and we're still 5 weeks away.
After driving around the Denver area, two things get emphasized we will NOT miss about living in a city...
1. Rush Hour
2. Traffic Lights