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I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Monday, August 30, 2010

News from Casey County KY

I was standing in line at the pharmacy today, and my cell phone rang. But I was talking with the gentleman behind the counter about my prescription, so I didn't answer my phone.

So I looked at the number that had called, and it was from the Mennonite couple, Mr and Mrs W. They don't have a phone in their home, but near Mr W's shop is a public phone booth for the Mennonite folks to use to make phone calls.

There was a message on my voicemail from Mrs W saying that all of my references had checked out, and that I could rent their cabin from them. They are going to be cleaning inside and out of the cabin for the next couple of weeks to get it ready for me. No one has lived there for almost 3 years, and the grass/weeds have grown up quite a bit. And there are some things inside the cabin that need to be repaired.

So I hope by about the third week of September I will be making my move down to Casey County KY. I need to call Mr and Mrs W back to let them know I got their message - and find out how much rent is going to me - we didn't decide on an exact amount when I was down there a couple of weeks ago. But I know that it will be way less than what I am now paying in this 2 bedroom apartment in Lexington.

I'll keep ya'll posted. I am headed to Casey Co on Wednesday to help my friend, Bobbett, with some of her garden work. I need to get out of town for a day, and be somewhere where it is quiet. There is construction going on around the apartment complex with heavy machinery, etc, and it's making me a little edgy. Time to head to the country for a few hours.

Take care, Ya'll. And have a blessed Monday evening, from Fayette Co KY.


sawn61 said...

I am so happy for you. I know you were anxiously looking forward to their acceptance. Hope all goes well with your moving.

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KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Congratulations on getting the rental!! You'll have to post pics for us!!

Kent Island Red said...

Hey Kathy,
I was SO happy to hear your news! I have NO doubt that you'll be much happier there than the apt. where you're currently living. Who wouldn't be, right? I know some ladies I work with live in the city and love it, but as far as I'm concerned, they can HAVE it because I want no part of the noise, traffic, crime, and general chaos that city living involves. Give me chickens in my yard, the smell of fresh cut grass, and home grown tomatoes. I may work in the city, but that's just a matter of survival and paying the bills. My heart is in the country. Keep us posted with all the latest, please :-)

Angela said...

That sounds great! Hope you can get everything together for your big move.

Have a Great Week!

Farmchick said...

Glad you received some news about the cabin. I hope everything goes smoothly.

Rural Revival said...

Sounds like you'll be busy for the next month as you plan for the move. Congratulations, I hope it's everything you're hoping for and more!


affectioknit said...

That is so awesome! I'm so glad they are letting you rent the cabin and I can't wait to see pictures!

Best wishes with your move - and Blessings on your new home!

Rural Rambler said...

Well! Congratulations :) I am looking forward to pictures and sending you "everything about this move goes smoothly" vibes. Livin' country, can't beat it.

langela said...

I saw your comment on Ckickens in the Road blog and thought I'd check you out. We live in the country but dream of a simpler "cabin" life. Can't wait to see pictures of your new place.

Kathy in KY said...

Thanks to all of you for your encouraging comments. This month will be busy going thru boxes of things that I have moved with me on various moves, but don't know what's in them, and purging as much as possible. I've already gone thru most of my other "things" that I sometimes use and am selling those off on Craigslist. To make things a little easier, I bought a futon to use as a couch and bed on the main floor since the stairway is too narrow to get a mattress/box springs up there, and will use that as storage and a study/office/craft area. There are some things I couldn't part with, like the washstand that belonged to my g-grandparents, and a primite desk from my grandma's house with a chair. I got rid of my dressers since they wouldn't fit into the loft, and am storing clothes in plastic totes in the loft and basement. I"m trying to use as many totes as I can find instead of boxes for stacking purposes, and stability, and neatness. I'll keep ya'll posted when anything else comes up. And I will share photos once I move, right now the cabin will be cleaned inside and out, and it will look better once I move in, so will wait till then to take photos. Thanks again for all of your wonderful supportive comments.

Anonymous said...

I am very happy for you, Kathy. I am looking forward to hearing more about it!


Sandra said...

Good news, indeed! I've sent you a PM with more stuff to consider -grin-.

cindy said...

How exciting! We should put a hitch on our dreams.
I'm from grant county and we do have a farm. We don't work it as much as we would like to.
But good luck to you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kathy! I am so glad everything is coming together.
I know you will enjoy living in the country.
Good luck with it all.

Peggy said...

congratulations!!! What a awesome move you will be making. Can't wait to read all about it.