Tuesday, 20 October 2015


The Boy and I have been casually looking for an acreage for the past 8 months.  We got serious back in June when we put an offer in on a place. Unfortunately there were multiple offers and we got screwed over by the seller's realtor (as in he didn't even present our offer). So we kept looking. There aren't very many acreages available in our chosen area that are within our price range. As oil prices continued to drop more places started to come available but it also has become harder to obtain mortgages in Alberta, especially if you're employed in Oil & Gas (as both The Boy and I are). Things were looking rather bleak on the acreage front and we even discussed buying a place in town.

And then on August 20th our realtor sent us a listing that hadn't even hit the MLS yet. I knew right away that we had to look at it. When we got out of the truck I already felt like I could live there (before even going inside). So after some back and forth (and another multiple offer situation) we finalized the deal. Today we took possession and are officially home-owners together! (The Boy already owned his home in town, we kept it and are renting it out).
I'm going to be able to look out the kitchen window and see my ponies.
It's 4.6 acres with a 4 bed, 2 bath bi-level, attached garage and a 30x40 barn! There are a few places where the fences need repairs but the ponies are coming home on Friday. Dee is staying at the winter facility so I will have an indoor to ride in. This meant I needed a buddy for Sullivan and the stars aligned perfectly.  I will be picking up Chase, a 17 yo Paint gelding, on Friday.

The barn is unfinished on the interior, but cute as possible
I originally got Chase as a 4 year old and owned him for 9 years. He packed me around beginner jumper courses, even though he was not designed to be a jumper. As I outgrew his abilities I found him home with a lovely family who needed a safe and sane mount. Their kids are out of the house and Chase is just sitting so they approached me to see if we would like him back, just as we were finalizing this house. Kismet, I tell ya.

Such a handsome ponykins
The love is mutual (as long as there is food involved)

This whole process has been a rollercoaster of emotions.  I'm brimming over with excitement but we did just spend a bloody fortune so there have been moments where I've had to sit down and put my head between my knees.

The best part will be looking out the kitchen windows to see my fat and sassy beasts :)


  1. woo hoo congrats!!! lots of exciting things happening! also i love your new blog header :)

  2. That's so exciting. Happy for you!!

  3. Congratulations! Ponies outside your window is the ultimate!

  4. That is super cool. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations on being home owners. It looks amazing and I am so jealous. It all looks great and it is worth every penny. Put up some pictures when you are all settled - my wife also mentioned that maybe we should move! Oh boy, here we go again!! I am glad that it all worked out for you in the end.

    Keneth Parish @ Lion Land Marketing