November 26, 2007

This stable just might work ...

Lately, I've been thinking that we need a new barn. The one we have is fine ... it's just that I'm not content unless I'm building or rebuilding something.
I think I mentioned some time ago that we have remodeled 7 houses (while living in them). And I'm getting itchy, again. My father was an architect-builder and I was the tag along. It's in my blood.
Then ... I saw this book, just page after page of beautiful stables. But the cover picture had "inspiration" written all over it. Isn't it just divine with that black horse in the archway?
I mean that could be Royal.
And just think how many horses I could collect. Maybe I could finally have several draft horses. How great would that be!
I just don't know why my "Hollywood" heart-throb thinks I'm going over the top. He says, "We don't even live in England".
Oh ... that's the problem?
The way I see it, this would require at least 20 acres of manicured lawns and beautiful pastures. I haven't seen many of those ads in Southern California, so perhaps we should move to England.
I eagerly began searching the sites for a "stately home" as they are called over there. That was a fun thing to do while the football games were going on and Kirk didn't have a clue that we just might be heading off to the United Kingdom. After all, we have a new barn to build.
It was during a commercial that I brought up the subject.
Ok, here's the bottom line.
I get to keep our barn, I can't move to England and I'm supposed to stay away from book stores until this blows over.
Well ... it was great while it lasted. As for the football, I have no idea who won, but it's for sure ... I lost my game.
Tomorrow, I'm looking around this place. Maybe I could find a few walls to move, or something.
Oh, if you're planning on a new barn just click here.


  1. I am sitting here smiling like crazy over this...this was too cute and funny. But you know...I CAN see Royal in a stable exactly like this one. I have to agree with you there...

    It is a wonderful dream. I have dreams like this all the time. Bill calls them nightmares but you and I call them dreams...: )


  2. Hi Susie Q,
    At last, someone who understands! What is life without ... a fantasy.

    So funny ... your dreams are nightmares. Bill's a clever guy.

  3. Do you soon as I saw the picture, I thought "I can just see Royal standing there". Then I read on and found you thought the same:) I got all exited when you said about moving to England...oh well,nevermind. I have to say, we have some gorgeous countryside in the North but it pours with rain A LOT!! I seem to find myself taking in the sunshine from your beautiful photos:)
    Life would be boring without dreams!! It's nice to get carried away sometimes.
    All the Best, love from the kittens' mother xxx
    P.S. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!

  4. LOL! You and I are soooo much alike! I do the very same thing. And Hubby just hates it. The outcome of our conversations end up about like yours did. I gotta say that the stable on the book cover is quite tempting for me as well. "Honey..." ;) Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  5. That is quite a barn! I think Royal would like it.

    I am sure he would like a draft horse friend, (or two or three) as well.:)

    I think you have better weather in CA than they do in England though.

  6. If you ever need to fill your draft horse void, come visit. There is absolutely nothing that screams "horse power" than watching those dudes work. For real. There is a joy, a purpose, so to speak, in seeing a team get the job done of plowing a field. A year or two ago I got to drive the plow behind just two horses. Unbelievable. I'd hook ya up if'n ya ever had the notion. But fair warning--there is nothing royal about following draft horses in the field;)

  7. Thanks to all of you for your support in my imagination adventures. It especially happens during football games. Can't wait to see what grabs my attention next time.

    I'd love to have the talent to drive draft horses. And there is nothing I would love more than to see them working in the fields. I'm so hooked on them.

  8. wow-what a barn!!!

    I think Royal would LOVE a barn that nice :)

    I dream of such a barn for myself...oh and Scooter and Freddie too


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