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Friday, April 27, 2012

Fountains and Fish Ponds

Prior to last weekend's much welcomed rains, my husband and I decided it was finally time to check out the old underground sprinkler system at our home.  We hadn't inspected it prior to closing because we closed in the dead of winter.  I am a bit of a conservationist, so I try not to waste too much water on watering the lawn.  However, I still like to keep it from going totally brown and turning into a barren wasteland (I am a farmer's daughter, and that is my "farm ground," after all).  With the help of my brother Dale (that guy is incredibly handy!) we cycled through the stations on our sprinkler system.  Everything was good until we got to station 7.  Suddenly, it looked like we had Old Faithful in our backyard!  A sprinkler head was broken off and water was shooting up as high as the treetops.  I wish I had some pictures to share the excitement!  Dale started laughing and said, "well, at least you have good water pressure!"  My idea was to dig the hole out and make a coy pond with a fountain in the center of our backyard.  Tim did not care for this idea.  Grumbling, I added "sprinkler head" to our unending to-do list.

I'm sure many of you can relate to our list of things to complete at our home.  This time of year gives everybody the itch to start doing things in and around the home.  The beautiful weather and longer daylight hours add to the enticement of working outside.  Weeding, trimming, and mowing lawn are a few of my favorite things to do in the summer time. Many of you probably don't know, but Tim is quite handy with a wrench, and he refurbished an old Allis Chalmers lawn mower especially for our lawn in town.  He got everything finished except for the muffler, so until planting season winds down, we will be the folks that sound like we are having the lawn mower version of Thunder by the River every time we mow lawn.  It gives our neighbors something to point and stare at, and we're all about bringing new life to the neighborhood!:)

I hope that you are finding time for all of those activities you have planned around your home.  If you are tired of working on your current home, we have seen some excellent new listings coming on the market in the local area.  Check out some of the great homes we have for sale at 1st Realty this spring:

This great home at 1312 Meadow Lane is located on a quiet street provides a great view of the evening sunsets.  It offers 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2-car garage. Enjoy the spacious living room, formal dining room, and eat-in kitchen.
Check out 803 Grainland Road with a great country view as well!  Features include a master bath, functional kitchen, large rear deck, gas fireplace, and newer roof and windows. 
This wonderful acreage north of Wayne provides the perfect country setting and the convenience of being located along Highway 15!  With a total of 6 bedrooms, it has plenty of room for the entire family and guests!  Enjoy the extra space provided by the detached 2-car garage and .86 acres of room to run!
This townhouse at 1010 East 14th Street is move-in ready with 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, and a full basement.  No steps from the garage or front door make it the perfect place to retire!  Mowing and snow removal is covered by the monthly association fee!
Invest in your future with this home at 221 Lincoln Street.  Reasonably priced at $41,000, it has potential as a rental property with 2-bedrooms and a full, unfinished basement.
This newer home at 1527 Vintage Hill Drive was built in 1997.  The floor plan includes 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, a formal dining room, and kitchen with dinette. The corner lot has a great view of the fields to the east and the unfinished basement offers lots of potential for any owner!
Consider the benefits of living in a small town, and take a look at this beautiful home in Concord.  Just 10 minutes north of Wayne, this home has been completely remodeled.  The original woodwork is in excellent shape, and the owners have taken great pride in the improvements.  A new roof and new exterior paint are to be completed this spring.  Listed at $89,500, this home is a great deal!

Be sure to visit for all of our latest listings.  Keep up to date with information in the world of real estate, and see what's happening in my blog!  I look forward to working with you this year!  Welcome Home!

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