Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wimberley Texas


the small creek running my daughter & son-in-law's back property,
the sound is heavenly....



they have just purchased & moved into the home and have had PROBLEMS X10,

buying an older home with lots of undisclosed defects....
but with time all of this can be repaired, and it's worth it.
they don't see this now, but they will.

it's a forever home on a huge piece of property and they bought it for an excellent price.

& it's in Texas - where we all are.

what do you think?  do you think re-do's are worth the anguish & expense?

they have a 3-year old son, Colt Harris, who makes it all much more difficult,
but I think it'll be worth it 2 years from now....


sending love to all...
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17 comments:

Susan Hawthorne said...

Extremely good decision. Having lived in an old home for over 34 years, I can tell you that you simply cannot duplicate the essence of "old house charm". This home will bring them a lifetime of wonderful memories. Enjoy it! Susan @ RomancingtheHome

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Know what? I think exactly the same. How are you guys loving you new place ????
I've been MIA on the blog front, just too much to do with LIFE.
sending love, Susan

Sarah said...

Beautiful, fresh water! I love living in an older home. For me the quality and charm is priceless. Add to that a beautiful piece of property, and it's even better. Hope this hope is safely above any flood possibility. Friends lost much in the floods in Wimberly in recent years, but they have rebuilt their lives and continue to love living in Wimberly. It's a wonderful community. Good luck to your son and his family.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Yes, I know all this well...their house is not on the river which overcame so many people last year. Thank you for askin !!!

Our French Oasis said...

Fresh running water is a huge added bonus. It will be worth it, the renovations are always tough, especially with children, we've done it, more than once! and I always say never again, but we always do it again. It will pass quickly and then they will be so happy they took the time to do it.

Laura Wilson said...

Marsha,
We lived in a beautiful home built in the 1920s for 20 years and raised three boys in it. I renovated and added on to it while the boys were very young. The boys loved the workmen and I got them tool belts to wear while the workmen were there (all the time). Now my husbnad and I live in a new home on a lot of land, but to my sons, the old house will always be home. By the way, we still seem to have a work men there a lot in the new house as well haha!

Mumbai said...

to my experience it was worth and they are young and can repair it step by step
having an individuelly renovated property. I wish them luck, fun but a lot of
strength as well.

joyful17 said...

What a delightful photo...the rippling water is captured beautifully...and puts a smile on my face...thank you...and all good thoughts for the new home owners...for all the years to come.

Judy Castaillac said...

How very wonderful. Owning a home is so satisfying. There are always problems but that is part of the fun. Just don't talk to me about termites and dry rot. If they are going to do some fixing up there will need a large pot of extra money just in case.

I really love the moving water. How did you do that?
Judy

Debs said...

I think so. We had the same problems when we first bought our old home and we love it now.

Anonymous said...

We had a 1920's colonial ( and renovated /. replaced everything over the years - sold it when our daughter headed to college. Nothing like the good bones and workmanship of an older home. best of luck to them! wonderful time in their lives.
-Linda, ny

La Petite Gallery said...

MARSHA, ONLY IF YOU ARE YOUNG. I BUILT MY HOUSE TO BE HANDICAP AND IT IS A FLAT PATH
TO THE SHORE LINE. i HAVE NO STEPS. YVONNE

Joni Webb said...

Well. You can have issues with new houses too. For sure! Love old houses. Can't beat them.

Joni Webb said...

Well. You can have issues with new houses too. For sure! Love old houses. Can't beat them.

La Petite Gallery said...

Marsha, is Wimberley close to Houston? Don't know where it is?

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Yvonne, it's out I10 West 2 hours, then North to San Marcos, then 17 miles above San Marcos in the beautiful Texas hill country. Close to Austin. It's beautiful. You would love it except in summer when it's hot as hell like all of Texas. I would rather be with you in Maine.
sending love and bunches of hugs to you & Renee

Daily Musings said...

Wimberley is worth it!