Our Home On A Mountaintop
|July 3, 2013||Posted by Helen under Home Decor & Travel|
Many years ago, we bought a new home on flat land…how flat for someone, who had lived in the mountains of North Alabama for many years. So, the next 2 homes were also on that flat land. Suddenly one day, we were transferred to the beautiful mountains of Tennessee and got the dream of living “on top” and loving it. Here’s what we found…lots of snow! Let’s just say that one day, I actually counted all the trees on the house side of our driveway…150!!! Yes, 150 trees! Remember we had been on flat land with either no trees at all or maybe 2. Of course it doesn’t always have lots of wintry weather, just this past winter was long and lots of snow. Fortunately the builder of our home was also the first owner and he had the driveway turned opposite the front of the house toward our side yard. That way the drive is not as steep and then there is a swing in entrance to the garage doors. That made more paved area for guests to park. Smart man or maybe his wife!
Needless to say, Bob and I fell in love with this house…our dream home! It had all the rooms we wanted and it’s wonderful for entertaining. We wanted a deck, a screened porch, and a pool…all waiting on us. We had room for our son to bring friends home from college with him and loads of room for bridge group, church circle meetings, and room for stuff. Y’all do know stuff. There’s a guest suite with bath downstairs and the master bedroom suite is upstairs and has a bath with 2 closets, 2 bedrooms and another bath are upstairs along with a gameroom. Downstairs there’s a bath that can be reached from outside or inside. Of course we have a kitchen! LOL! Not that I love to cook! One feature I adore is that it has a staircase from the family room to the bedroom area upstairs and a staircase in the foyer directly inside the front door. It’s a home that has been enjoyed more than any other one we have had.
The backyard is our “Paradise” with the deck, pool, screened porch, we are overjoyed. You guessed it …that one thought of winter that I have in July while swimming. How can I allow myself to dread winter in July? Look again at that snow…yes, that was an extra heavy one. There’s one car almost buried! Oh, but doesn’t it look like Christmas cards with snow?
That porch calls my name! See that plastic round table…it’s my potting table and it sits directly under that ceiling fan as long as I’m there potting all the deck boxes and large and small pots of Vinca, impatiens, ferns. Oh, almost forgot to mention what you see on that table are the boxes of parts Bob used to repair the gas grill yesterday.