a feeling of safety…

have you ever gone somewhere- a new place- and yet it was familiar? something in you felt at peace there and refreshed?  I had that happen this week.

As i told you a few posts ago, i changed my life. i left everything – place, people and possessions- and started new.  I have been living in an apartment til i figure out my next move.  Its a nice place, safe, well maintained, older building with a solid feeling to it.  I have a balcony.

And this earth mother hippie type needs ground under her feet…and space.  So i started looking for a house. Studying craigslist, reading real estate websites, watching classifieds.  Here is what I know about what I am looking for:

  • I love old Victorian houses…with the woodwork, and the original touches, glass, and nooks & crannies.
  • I need sunshine, bright sunny spaces.
  • I crave an open eat-in kitchen
  • I don’t like neighbors- i’m not rude or anything, just want outdoor open space with no one observing me
  • I want a space for my potter’s wheel, and everything that goes with it.

So when i saw an ad for a house outside of town, reasonably priced, i went to see.  The space…oh, the space.  I almost felt my shoulders loosen when I stepped out of the car.  The trees, and the shade…the garden space, and the old bicycle sitting by the kennel.  The house wasn’t an old house…built in the 70s- so one strike there.  I looked in the windows…ugh.  Strikes 2,3 and even 4… Trashed doesn’t even begin to describe the inside of this place…destroyed…very bad.  It was a beautiful space at one time, nice lines, but wow…the work of reclaiming it would be insane…I walked to the center of the yard and closed my eyes and adored the space.  I walked around one more time in the yard and went home.

I can’t get it out of my head.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 13:32:19

    Is this for buying or renting? If possibly buying it and you just can’t get it out of your head then the work inside could be worth it??? I know what you mean though about the old Victorian’s. Someday I will own one of those too and as much as that space is wonderful outside, a 70’s home will not compare to an old Victorian with nooks and crannies – you probably still long for one…


  2. vesselsandjourneys
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 13:42:29

    for buying…i agree, a 70s home will not compare to an old Victorian *sigh* in my head, the rational cognitive part of my brain, i know that…but that rational part was napping when the feeling based part of my brain, that reads auras, and acknowledges soul connections, took a deep breath in that wonderful yard and felt home. I am trying to get the two parts to talk to one another 🙂


  3. Janet
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 20:02:54

    And I am so glad I showed up here… where have I been for so long? Your blog is wonderful… your writing style so engaging. and Now I am ever so curious.. what happened with this home?


  4. vesselsandjourneys
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 05:55:18

    Hi Janet,
    Nothing has really ‘happened’…I contacted the realtor, found out its a foreclosure, that its on an auction site…that it needs SO much work…and I would have to acquire it at a ridiculously low price to afford to fix it up. So I am biding my time, watching the price fall every few weeks and waiting. If its mine, it will almost have to fall in my lap. The property is a phenomenal piece of land…I can’t even describe it…something awesome happened there. We will see How it plays out…I am waiting…


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