Why Live in a Renovated Farmhouse in Idaho

November 16, 2010 · 17 comments

Well, the taxes are relatively inexpensive…

… and you can take four hours of conference calls from your office upstairs, or your living room in front of the fire, or from the north porch as the sun romps with the clouds over the mountains at sunset…

… and the local wildlife gets jiggy wid da snow.

Or, when the wind picks up and your butt gets sore from sitting through four hours of conference calls, you can switch to the south porch…

… and the sun starts futzing with your hair instead of the clouds and mountains.

I’m on the phone here via earphones and a blackberry, talking to some very smart women, trying to figure out how to market the company we work for.

And then once you hang up on the call, someone starts hollering, “Hey, come back around this side and check this out!”

Everything finds a place of calm and correctness and collected-at-the-end-of-the-day-ness…

… and then it goes decidedly un-corporate.

That’s why.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

sabina January 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

OMG – what a BEAUTIFUL place! Now I understand the 14-15 hr road trips. Totally worth it! BTW – I think we need an off-site at some point. Happy Friday!

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rickandkathy January 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

How cool that you commented here, Sabina! I was on the phone with you when Rick took that shot.

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melinda November 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Was having “one of those days”, but was so grateful that we live in such a beautiful country and overwhelmed with the idea that opportunities for beauty really do lie “just around the corner.” Thank You So Much! – m

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

Melinda, so glad this helped someone out of one of those days! And yup… beauty is EVERYWHERE.

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Debra November 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

OMGosh, didn’t realize you had all that snow already! Glad you’re enjoying your little piece of heaven!

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Kathy P. November 16, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Montana (sigh) — same deal. Still in California, but counting the days. . . : D

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

Hurry on out, country neighbor!

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zinc November 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Been there…need to go back…love you guys…beautiful.

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

Come back!!

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Sandi Fentiman November 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Beautifully scenery there. You sure you didn’t paint some of those Rick? They’re beautiful! 😀 I wonder what Winston thinks of snowballs being thrown around near him. I’ve seen dogs pounce on one when they find where it landed, or actually catch one on the rare occasion. Makes for a cold mouth.

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 8:01 am

Hey San,

Winnie loves to play fetch with his big red tennis ball in the snow. He especially loves the “digging like a badger” part of the game!

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Lisa November 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I can think of only two words. Hella jealous.

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

There’s a cure for that… come visit!

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Nancy Renzullo November 16, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Oh … don’t you just love it when life runs together in a more colorful way. I think this is how it’s meant to be … unified, not compartmentalized. And happy.

Mr. Four-Paws looks like he got his mug shaved!?

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

Mr. FP did indeed get muzzle slicked. Turns out he’s a bona fide poodle after all!
And yup… well said. “… unified, not compartmentalized. And happy…” is exactly how it’s meant to be.

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Dushka November 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Got a guest room?

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rickandkathy November 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

Yes… come visit!

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