The House

Sometimes Ya Gotta Go. Modular 4 is For Sale.

Like the theme song to “Cheers” said, “sometimes ya gotta go”. This post really isn’t in the same context, but it is appropriate considering our house went on the market today. After 3 years, and 3 months were moving. Not because the house has issues, or the neighborhood has issues, not because of anything bad, just because… Sometimes you have to go. Maybe the sale can be chalked up to mid life trying to figure it all out syndrome or something. It’s hard to say, either way Modular 4 is going up for sale.

So what does this mean for my little blog experience? Nothing. The blog keeps on trucking. The house won’t be a part of it unless the new owner wants to be a guest writer, but the blog rolls on.

Look for a few posts about selling our house. I’ll try not to bore everyone to tears with commentary about the trials and tribulations of selling a modern home in traditional Kansas City.

UPDATE: If you want to see a video of the house click here.

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Trying to Put a Positive Spin on Winter 2010

Looking to the South and West from the main roomin the house.

This morning I was thinking I haven’t really posted anything about the house for a while, and that was the original point of this blog. So as I was sitting in the living room enjoying my morning coffee, and pondering the winter wonderland outside my window, I decided now was as good a time as any.

Anyone who lives in Kansas City, or the Midwest for that matter is very aware that we have been in a deep blanket of snow and cold since the 24th of December. Actually I’m thinking if you have seen or read any news in the last two weeks you are probably aware of the grip “Old Man Winter” has on most of the country right now. Well rather than post some long hate rant about the snow and cold, and believe me I could, I thought I would try to find the positive side of this. We still have over 2 and a half months of winter to go, and according to the experts its going to be a very snowy winter.

So here is what I decided while sitting in the living room and gazing out the expanse of windows that covers my house from floor to ceiling along the south wall.

The snow might be a pain, but the view is spectacular. It really is. The 3/4 acre lot that my house sits on is covered in deep white. The 3 acres to the South and West are a mottled white and brown mass of trees and prairie grass. And there really is an amazing amount of wildlife to see. In the last week and a half all the animals that live in the woods have ventured out in search of food and perhaps better shelter. The deer are frequenting the field, and I’m pretty sure the fox or a opposum has set up residence beneath the overhang beyond our deck. I see tracks coming and going, and Cosmo is convinced that he needs to go in and find what ever it is living beyond the snow drift nestled safely against the side of the house. I still can’t believe that there are this many animals living this close to the city. I’m less than half a mile from 7th Street and the 39th Street corridor. It’s just crazy.

So while I’m not looking forward to shoveling, and trudging through the snow and cold, I have to admit it looks pretty nice outside.

Mr. Fox. Cosmo and Zoe’s New Friend

I am always amazed at the amount of wildlife I see at the new house on any given day. Today while walking the dogs out back we met Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox has decided to make a new home at the tree line, about 100 feet back fromĀ  the house.

It just blows me away that I am less than half a mile from both the busy 39th street corridor, and South West Boulevard and I see this stuff.