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Picture of Our New Home (front)
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KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here it is folks :) Has five and a half acres.


Mike    Posted 02-28-2005 at 23:50:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly,

Your new home is super and I like it a lot! If you wouldn’t mind, would you sketch the floor plan?

Thanks


deadcarp    Posted 02-28-2005 at 21:20:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
looks great kelly! tell shelbey not to worry about that spare room - we'll bring cots this fall. :)


MJ in SC    Posted 02-28-2005 at 20:31:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
WOW! Congrats Kelly! I'm so glad that you've found a place that you all like. It looks wonderful....I can just picture a chicken or two on the front porch! LOL

I think you otta throw a big pool party when you get settled in....I'll come....and bring some chicken to BBQ...don't worry it will be store bought!LOL

Congrats again! Keep us up to date on the progress of all that paperwork. You'll be in our prayers for a quick closing and easy move.

MJ


Battleborn    Posted 02-28-2005 at 19:24:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow! That is a cool house.
I really like that style of architecture.
Looks like it is in fine shape as well.
Congratulations.
Paul.


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 19:48:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Its exactly what I have always dreamed of having. :)


Bob/Ont    Posted 02-28-2005 at 19:06:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice place Kelly. Where is all the SNOW?
Later Bob


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 19:29:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up there with YOU! LOL! YOu can keep it, hey, we have plenty of MUD right now anyway! LOL! Thanks Bob :)


James(Ga)    Posted 02-28-2005 at 19:01:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

Kelly,its a beautiful home and i know your dream has come true,i love it,didnt you say it had a barn? if so we can get to some serous horse hunting. James


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 19:28:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
No James, this doesnt have any outbuildings, but we can get one eventually. Needs to be fenced too. Thanks :) She will have to wait just a little bit for a horse, got to have proper housing for him/her ya know :)


Dave    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:17:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very pretty. Looks like a great drive for a snow blower.


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:20:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave, you wouldn't believe it. Ian has passed over looking at this property several times. The reason being, with a paved drive like that, you would think it is close to the road, and we wanted to be way off the road, well, I'll be tarred and feathered! It is way off the road, and paved! The folks must have paid a fortune to have it done, but I sure do like it!


Gunner    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:14:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very nice - Cool porch
Does that lil golf cart come w/ the deal?


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:18:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya know, I noticed that once I started looking at the picture. Unfortunately, that was nowhere to be seen when we looked at the property, so I guess not....sigh...lol.

We thought we would never find exactly what we wanted, to picky, asking for a miracle. I mean, we wanted a full front orch, a screened in porch, I wanted my laundry room in the house, not under the carport in a little laundry room, freeze your butt off in the winter. I wanted a nice big kitchen. Ian wanted a garage, and he also wanted the porches. SHelby will get the whole upst airs, so you know she is happy! One room up there will be her playroom, the other her bedroom and there is a bath in between the two rooms. She can have it, I hate stairs! Ian says, yeah, and there will be no sneaking out when she is a teenager if she is upstairs, LOL! WHere would she go? There is nothing out there!!! LOL!


Wacahootaman    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:06:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ye done good Kelly. I especially like the style and the porches.

It is not like the tacky south florida style houses with their ortamental little peaks that are being built around here.

You are smart to invest in real estate, Prices are going crazy down here


toolman    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:10:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
its a beautiful home.


(back)    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:36:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
nm


toolman    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:57:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
very nice , you lucked out, horray for you im happy for you all, any more like that around let me know im not fairing as well up here lol.


WOW    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:42:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly that is really nice. Congrats. Enjoy the pool. I can help with pool advice ... been there done that a lot.

- Peanut


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:47:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks :) I am just so excited. Its not the 31 acres, but its enough, and te house more than makes up for the acreage, because at the 31 acers, it was just an old mobile home that we were going to stay in until we could build. So, I am very very happy :) I know Tip will be, she can runa nd run, and the chickens can free range to their little hearts content! I know I won't be able to get us out of that pool come August! Ians mom and dad had an inground pool, and now an above ground pool, and he uses Baquacil (sp?). Do you recommend that or chlorine? The baquacil makes our hair gummy, don't really like it when we go swimming there, maybe he is putting too much in?


KatG    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:03:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kelley it is beautiful!!!!!!!!...Yeap I could live like that...got any close neighbors??? Congrats!!!!/..When is moving day???..KAtG


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:08:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
(Let all the pics load so you can see all of it)

This is the next door neighbor, just sold for a million dollars. Boy, we think we are moving up in the world, and we are still considered the poor white trash compared to these people, LOL! (Now thats just a joke, I don't really think I am trashy, just messy sometimes, lol)


OH yeah    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:13:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
closing is March 31st


don 7000    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:59:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
very nice, I think i can see chickens in the yard.I wish you and your family all the best.


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:01:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Don, its been a long time dream, can't believe its finally happening :)


Peanut    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:58:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chlorine - is rough on your skin and swimsuits (New-Gen you can insert a joke here). It is tough on everything ... its bleach. It takes more chlorine to keep a pool clean than the alternatives. It also takes more of your time. Chlorine needs daily attention and weekly shock. You can't swim in a chlorine shocked pool for about two hours - unless you don't mind the skin peel that will result.

Alternatives - Baquacil is one of several Peroxide-based pool chemicals. You add/test weekly. Peroxcide is not weakened by sunlight like Chlorine. You shock monthly. You can swim 15 minutes after shocking.

The cost of running chemicals through a pool is about the same between the two options.

You filter is VERY important. Hopefully it is a DE filter as opposed to sand. DE catches a lot more than sand. We'll get into the filter conversation at some point. I am sure of it.

I preferred Baquacil (actually the generic peroxide-based brand). Low maintenance and great results. Never experienced a "gummy" feeling. I would tend to believe there was something else in the water that needed treated too. Water samples and good pool supply companies are great.


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:04:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool, I will be calling on your expertise through out the summer :) Nobody puts a dang cover on their pool out there! Every house we went to, it wasn't closed up properly for the winter. So, its going to have to be shocked good. I will go with the Baquacil then, sounds much better, and more effective. Thanks, be talking to ya.


Joe    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:52:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beautiful, Kelley! Im happy for ya!


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:55:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thankyou so much! I will toast the victory when the closing is final!


Pitch    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are gonna use a tarp in a pickup truck instead of that fancy swimmin hole ain'tcha?


KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 18:54:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know it! Had neighbors that did that, for real! Ran around topless in the back yard too, wonders never cease! LOL


Darryl - MO    Posted 02-28-2005 at 22:29:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
<< Ran around topless in the back yard too, wonders never cease! LOL >>

How did you get Ian to agree to move??????? ;^)


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