catch the wind in donovan

IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpgIMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpgIMG_7.jpgIMG_8.jpg IMG_3.jpgIMG_9.jpgAlright, folks. This will be my last post in my house hunting series. As I mentioned last week, we recently put our house on the market. So much has happened in the last two weeks alone, but you will have to wait a few more days until I divulge what exactly that entails. Until then, here is the last home that we looked at. It was an acreage located in Donovan, SK. 

So why didn’t we buy this one? Well, it was 30 minutes from the city, almost half of which was on a poor highway. While it was classified as an acreage, it was actually less than 1 acre and was located in a small town. Everything in the house needed to be updated, and it was probably about $50,000 overpriced. It just wasn’t for us. However, there were two good outcomes with seeing this property. One was that we would never have discovered the auction that was happening in a small nearby town. The other was that it was our first time seriously considering living south of the city. This latter point relates directly to my future announcement. Stay tuned, friends!



  1. Sounds like you are about to have a new chapter of life. Congrats on finding the right home.

  2. that’s a great song. always love listening to it. nice cryptic blog entries keep us on our toes with the house hunt. you’re a better person than I. I can’t keep a secret to save my life. glad you are wearing your seatbelt.

  3. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog I see that you are also house hunting. Enjoy this part and do keep us updated. Wishing you a great house soon! Good luck!

  4. Mum

     /  05/21/2014

    Hmmmm. As your dear old grandfather would say….”is it a good place to hang your hat?” Looking forward to the new announcement!

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of two (one earthside and one with the angels), and an animal rescuer. This is our life on the Canadian prairies.

  • Man, did Remy and I have a standoff this morning. All because she didn’t want to wear socks with her boots. She threw a massive tantrum, and I yelled at her. Afterwards, we went for our walk and everything was back to normal. That is, aside from her puffy eyes and tear-stained face. My poor girl. Parenting can be so hard sometimes. Thank goodness for children being so resilient. 
That disaster behind me is nearly gone. We’re currently installing the last of our kitchen shelves, and our new sink arrived this morning. I’m excited to have a less cluttered spare room!
Have a wonderful week, everyone. This room has not yet been touched by us. It is our master bedroom. Everything about it (aside from our furniture) is exactly the same as when we purchased our home. I think that if we do list in the near future, it will be the only room in our house that we did not renovate. Part of me wants to stay just to finish it. A small part.
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