Getting ready for retirement, and we just bought...
six acres on a small pond, a little further north in NH. If you're interested, check out MLS # 2761016. No, we're not paying that price! That was wishful thinking on behalf of the owners.
So now I get to become intimate with the NH Shoreland Protection Act of 2008, plan a nice little bungalow-type home, and get this five-bedroom monster ready for sale!
This we have already decided: it's going to have two (maybe three) ornamental ponds, different levels, linked together, peacefully overflowing into each other. For the time being, I'm going to park our excess waterlilies in the natural pond - freshly replanted, so it'll be two or three years before they outgrow the pots. By which time we're either ready for them or we'll repot them again.
So many fun things to plan! But first, strip wallpaper, spackle, paint, get new carpet, reduce the house content by at least half, throw away, give away, put in storage...
Here is a link that might be useful: MLS 2761016