Thursday, May 26, 2005

Some one guessed where our Red Oak Hollow is

Someone asked me on this blog..... Why Sewanne?
I don't recall that, I ever wrote where Red Oak Hollow is, either on this blog or on the HGTV message board, which I enjoy visiting . So how did they figure it out?


Sewanee is on the Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee. It is a pre- civil war college town. It's called the Oxford of the South. To us, Sewanee was an extra. We saw the town, after we saw the land. The land is 30 acres, 2 streams, 3 ponds, 8 acres cleared, the rest hardwoods. The previous owner was a gardener and half of her plantings are still surprises for me to discover. We bought the land two years ago and had a five year plan to move there. The plan was put into overdrive, after visiting our place, five times last year.

My husband found a job based in Chattanooga and I will keep my national sales job from California. Yes, we are blessed in that way. We are so done with CA. Too much stress, too many people and the high cost of living is really the high cost of dying. My dream is to live rural but have a little something extra nearby. My husband dream is to simply live rural. We both got what we wanted. The Domain( that's what they call the university of the South) is more than a little extra; young people, music festival , writer's conference, library, herbarium, ect. I absolutely wanted to live near a college town, but didn't know where to start looking. I kept that feeling to myself. I never even put that request on our dream list, when we started to look for land. We were trying to figure out weather, cost of living, low taxes, possible jobs and a college town seemed a little much to ask.
How lucky am I?

3 Comments:

Blogger srp said...

I'm the culprit. You told me in a post at my blog.

I agree the area is beautiful, the university is beautiful. It was just too rural, too isolated, too self-contained. Unfortunately, all the beauty is wasted on the students. Their main idea of a good time is to drink themselves to oblivion in the frat and sorority parties. It ranks as the #8 party school in the country.

So, she has left the "domain", loving the library, her English professor and the beauty but not missing the students. Unfortunately, a majority don't realize what an opportunity they are wasting.

It sounds as if your property is just what you are looking for. I will be interested in seeing how you progress. Good luck and enjoy.

11:18 PM  
Blogger srp said...

I'm the culprit. You told me in a post at my blog.

I agree the area is beautiful, the university is beautiful. It was just too rural, too isolated, too self-contained. Unfortunately, all the beauty is wasted on the students. Their main idea of a good time is to drink themselves to oblivion in the frat and sorority parties. It ranks as the #8 party school in the country.

So, she has left the "domain", loving the library, her English professor and the beauty but not missing the students. Unfortunately, a majority don't realize what an opportunity they are wasting.

It sounds as if your property is just what you are looking for. I will be interested in seeing how you progress. Good luck and enjoy.

11:22 PM  
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5:02 PM  

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