Hi everyone! Welcome to our blog. Who are we? I am Janet and my husband/business partner is Dan. We are nearing retirement and wanted a retirement project. So we started looking at property about two hours away from our current residence. Of course heading in the North direction! This all started in 2014.
We were looking for something close to a body of water, not to far from civilization (Walmart, Home Depot, restaurants etc), a good internet connection, an area to park our toyhauler, parking for visitors, not to close to neighbors, and no road noise.
It took awhile and in November of 2015 we purchased a “cottage” . It fit all the above qualifications. Two minute walk to Houghton Lake. About fifteen minutes from Walmart, HomeDepot, even closer to Zone 18 and Randy’s. Internet is ok, a work in progress. Two paved driveways, only two close neighbors and on a quiet road.
The “cottage” is really a house. We knew it needed some repairs when we purchased it. As always the repairs were more involved than we first estimated. We chose to work on this project on our weekends and vacation time for the last three years. We are finally done with the demolition and putting things back together. It feels good to see things going in and not just coming out.