I have this fantasy. It involves buying an old home, isolated by greenery, and fixing it up. It is large enough so that family can visit often, or even be housed permanently in another wing. I have animals – dogs and cats – a workshop, and a vegetable garden. But the house is old. It has been marked by age, neglect, but it is beautiful. And all mine. Its restoration could take a lifetime. I look forward to it.
Daydreaming about this fantasy involves browsing Historic Properties. Some of these houses can be had for as little as $10,000.00, up to several hundred thousand. On days when I need a break from the long and smothering to-do list, examining photos and imagining my life in places like these certainly helps the morale.