Thursday, October 23, 2008

Welcome home

This is the front door of the home to which we've just moved.

I know I said before that the original house was built in 1740 but I read somewhere that it was 1769. The addition was put on in 1810 according to the same literature. And yes, George Washington visited the property because of the vantage point that afforded him the observation of British troops that were landing in the Elk River in August 1777. This is one of the highest spots around.

And before I go any further, I just want to say how amazing you all are. I want to thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment and for just being supportive with everything that's going on in my life right now. So, thanks.
Things are a little bit overgrown at the moment, but it shouldn't take too much work to clean it up somewhat. Above is the breakfast nook. Try to picture it without all the vines. It's really quite lovely inside and has a heated floor which is really nice on these cold mornings.
Here's a view looking straight up from the front door. We don't usually use this door, as we go in through the garage, up the few steps into the mudroom and then up the steps to the breakfast nook.
George is content and has been respectful of my husband's need for quiet. It's nice to have our son staying with us right now because he's been pretty helpful in keeping George entertained.
You are a good boy, pup. Dad will be feeling better soon.
I'm just taking it one day at a time.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

38 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Bless you all. Beautiful.

Erin said...

love...love...love your new house. looks like it didn't take george long to feel right at home :)
(((hugs)))

Annette said...

Love your house! I Love older houses they have so much more chacter and charm than new ones! plus all the history is great! Take Care!

Picket said...

Oh girl...I am so sorry I haven't been by here sooner to check on you...I did some back reading and my heart is just overwhelmed for you and your family...I am thankful you have such loving family and friends to help you with the move into this treasure of a home...I pray that God touch your husband and do a recreative miracle in him and restore unto him his memory and let him improve and continue to heal and be made whole from this thing..God bless you sweetie...may this next chapter in your life be the best one so far...love ya girl....have a great week!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Your new home is beautiful, and must have been lovingly cared for to have stayed in such good condition for 250 years, give or take a few. May nothing but good come into your new home, and may God bless all within.

womaninawindow said...

George looks good! Your house is gorgeous. Hoping for happiness and healing for you guys.

Maria said...

Oh Kate. It looks fabulous. The breakfast nook, the blue sky, the seriously old red brick, a very patient and good George...it all looks like good stuff. I'm sending more good thoughts and best wishes to your husband and family and you, the girl with the sense of hummer and who is tough because that's what girls are.

Hugs,
Maria

iriegal said...

Your new house looks amazing!

willow said...

What a fabulous new place! I hope you and yours are settling in and feeling at home. Peace to you, dear bloggy.

Deb said...

aren't you worried about the place being haunted? ...a little humor here, Kate! really, it is lovely and I'm sure you both will be very happy and content.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wow lovely place, excellent history...george is so handsome and healing prayers and restful thoughts heading up ~ God Bless! :)
HUGS me!

Treasia said...

Kate your new home is lovely. I love older homes as I'm in one myself. The history and welcome you feel when you walk through the older homes is just wonderful to me.

With each day that passes I continue to hope your husband recovers more and more.

tj said...

...That looks beautiful Kate and it is so good to hear from you. That is all you can do is take it one day at a time... Keep your chin up and keep the faith girl, you're strong and you can do it. Hope your husband gets better with each passing day...

...Pat George on the head... Can't wait to see more pictures, I just love old houses and that one is a real beauty! :o)

...Take good care & blessings too...

Carin said...

It looks like a warm, soothing, comforting home just right for healing.

annie d said...

What a beautiful house, but it is the obvious love you have for your family and friends that will make it a home. We don't understand all that goes on in life, and I pray that you and your family will find that peace of God that passes all understanding. Deep breaths!

brneyedgal967 said...

Beeyootiful home! I hope you are in it for a loooong time, this time. And if it is haunted, no worries - you have a ghost hunting friend!

Seriously, it looks stunning and I can't wait to see the new photos I'm sure you'll be taking of your new surroundings!!

Mary said...

So beautiful! Love that breakfast nook. Wishing you all peace and happiness in your new home. :)
xxo,
Mary

TSannie said...

A new adventure begins! May it be full of goodness and peace.

Blessings, my friend, blessings.

Oh, and give that George a pat for me.

Kacey said...

Oh, that breakfast nook looks wonderful! What direction do those windows face? The front steps are lovely too! What a nice home! (love the view out your kitchen window too!)

Shimmy Mom said...

Your new house is BEAUTIFUL, and George Washington? How cool is that?!
I am so sorry to hear what you have been through and I am equally happy to hear that your husband is recouping well and that you have so many loved ones there to help. I wish I could be there to help out. I really, REALLY do.
You do have my prayers though, they are going up everyday. I believe in Miracles and I'm asking God to send one your way.
All my love *hugs*

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Having just read your previous post also, I send you my love.

God Bless you both.

CJ xx

Molly said...

oh my, I love the front door. And the breakfast nook sounds delightful. Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have only to look at George to see that he will be a great comfort to you. You are in my thoughts.

Daryl said...

I love those vines on the window .. they add character ...

xo

:-Daryl

ga.farmwoman said...

I really love your new home. It looks just like that...home.
I am sorry you and your husband are going through a rough time.
Good thoughts coming to you from Georgia.
Pam

Tami said...

George is beautiful.

Rosezilla said...

Your new house is beautiful. An old historic place to make a new start. I just caught up with your blog, and my heart goes out to you - more helpful, my prayers do. I can empathize, and you'll be amazed at the blessings that come in the midst of things.

Sarah S. said...

It looks lovely there. A nice place to recover.
George looks like he has been a good boy!

(((((HUGS))))))

~Jess said...

I'm so sorry you guys are going through so much! *hugs* You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

DesertHen said...

Your new home looks lovely, peaceful and full of history. I good place to rest, recoup and regroup. Sending you peaceful thoughts and prayers.......

Pats for George...what a good pup he is!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home! I pray that it is peaceful and healing for you and your family!

Jo said...

Kate, it looks absolutely delightful!

Take care of yourself, my friend! You are long overdue for some happiness.

Egghead said...

I have a feeling about this place. May it warm your hearts and take care of both of you.

Blessings.

Suzette said...

I've been away myself but caught up today. I can't imagine what you've been going through. Thank God for your friends. Friends that stick with you during times like this are more than friends - they're family.

Wishing you and your husband all the best!

Sue said...

Happy to hear your settled in your new house. I love those big windows....vines and all...Hope your husband is doing well and George looks very content...Sue.

noble pig said...

Oh how beautiful, I hope you are all very happy there. Take care and wish your hubby well for me.

Hilary said...

You're place looks absolutely beautiful, Kate. I wish you nothing but happy times there.

Jeannelle said...

Oh, my.....how cool to live in such an old, historical house! I mean, it sounds good to me, but I suppose there are issues due to the home's age, but still it just sounds so interesting!