Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I HATE OHIO!

If I'd had the choice, I would've never been born here in Ohio! My heart has always longed to live near the mountains in a warmer climate, maybe further south or out west. I would love to be able to wake in the mornings, look out the french doors in my bedroom that lead out to my second story balcony (that has a hot tub) and view the the sun rising over the mountains. I have always wanted to move away from here but the timing has never been quite right. With Kenzie being a sophomore, I figure I can take another 2 years, but then, I'M OUTTA HERE! I want to get away from the traffic, the ever-watchful neighbors, the barking dogs. I want about 5 acres of wooded land and I'm planting my house smack dap in the center of it. My nearest neighbor would be about 5 miles down the road. No, I'm not a recluse, but I do enjoy my privacy. I love to sit outside and listen to nothing, I want to be able to lay in my hammock for hours on end just reading with no interruptions. I don't know about you, but there are times when I need solitude so that I can regroup in order to function normally again. OH CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!!! So, with that being said, if any of you know of where I can find "my paradise" please fill me in.
P.S. I'm also accepting donations of the monetary kind!! lol

16 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh Girl, I know just what you mean. I was so sick of the city. Even though Phoenix has some great eateries and amazing scenery I was ready to blow this pop stand over 20years ago.Then love stepped in and here we are, BUT now I have my little piece of heaven up in far north Idaho,30 miles from Canada and 18 miles from Montana.Lakes within 15 miles in every direction and pine trees all around. We have 10ac so have a certain amount of privacy---the real world is still just a piece away, but I can pretend to be 100miles from neighbors. We'll be going back "home" in a few weeks & I can hardly wait. I NEVER thought my dream of a log cabin in the woods would come true, & it has! Keep dreamin'.Anything is possible.

Lutra said...

Those of you that think that it is difficult to have some quietness in U.S.A., try being europeans...

Here is a lot more difficult no find some good place far from civilization, and the few ones are really expensive, never for average families. The alternative is a really small town lost from any trace of anything created after 1900.

But if someday I find something interesting and not too expensive, I will tell you (afte I've buyied my own house, of course!).

Pat Jenkins said...

can i come along?

Karen said...

Cassie, you said it perfectly "the real world is still just a piece away, but I can pretend to be 100miles from neighbors". Oh, that sounds like heaven. Thanks for the comment and the inspiration.

Lutra, I do feel for you, unfortunately when you come to California, you'll probably have the same thing unless you get around the mountains. Maybe someday we can be neighbors! lol

Pat, of course you can, otherwise I'd have no one to play with!!

Lutra said...

yep, I will be around the mountains, in fact they will have to bring me by jeep every day...

Karen said...

Lutra, you are a lucky man

Lutra said...

Don't talk that fast...

Does a lucky man work 10 hours at night? Because that's what I will be doing there...
And my holidays... mmmm... maybe in october...

Busy Bee Suz said...

ahhhhh...sounds like heaven.
We own a small piece of land in the NC mountains. It is in a community, but very private. Damn this economy...we may lose it before we can ever enjoy it. :(
BUT....we live in a semi-rural area for the last 11 years. We have 2.5 acres...I can see my neighbor....but I can't hear them. So we do have the privacy...it is nice. I can't imagine having neighbors up in my business all the time....
2 years...maybe it will FLY????

namaste said...

karen, i feel the same way about neighbors and my privacy. hubby and i are planning on selling our home (hopefully in the next 2-3 years) and buying one with at least a couple of miles between us and the nearest neighbor.

and like you i need my solitude. it is part of my daily diet, it keeps me balanced.

Lutra said...

One little question...

Is that easy, in these moments, to sell a house in United States?
There is not an important financial crisis?

Karen said...

Suz, all I can say is I envy you and do you have an extra room?

Maria, are you going to stay in the same area you're in? It's too bad people can't invest in real estate right now, it is definitely a buyers market.

namaste said...

we're in the pa mountains which i love. i've already lived in the flatlands of the south (florida) and i hated it. so yes, we will be staying in our area.

Karen said...

do u see me turning green???

Jen said...

Ohio...my birth place! oh yes I remember those days. :)
I almost feel like i am still there sometimes. I'll take a deserted island anyday, with my own private Walmart.

Karen said...

Oh Jen, I had to giggle. Your own private Wally World huh! Well, make sure they have plenty of bird bells and seed. U R 2 funny!

Leedra said...

Beautiful scene in the first photo. I am not too much into the hot tub, but the hammock sure does look inviting.

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