The Story of Cottage Kat…

Cottage Kat . . .

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Driving into Dallas yesterday across the dried up lake , I was thinking

about how I ended up leaving my hometown, and security of a big city

to a rather sparse existence in a town of around 3300. It must have

been ingrained into my head after many Sunday afternoon drives to

“the country” with my dad at the somewhat reluctant helm and us

kids all piled into the car with Mommy. My poor mom, always wanted

to retreat back to a simpler life, similar to her growing up in a small,

Alabama town. Of course, Daddy would have  nothing to do with that!

She even drug us kids out to Lake Tawakoni one summer to check out a house

that was rentable for the summer. No way! We didn’t want to leave

our friends for the summer so she finally gave up that dream. Even the

past few years, I have tried to move my family to a smaller town in the

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Hill Country but it never seemed to work out. I guess getting a divorce,

was the only way this dream of mine would become a reality. Reading

way too many House and Garden, Victoria and House Beautiful

magazines since I was grown up and developing my style of home interiors

did I start to always wish for a cottage type home with fabulous gardens!

After finally deciding to take the plunge at this stage of my life, and go ahead

and seek divorce, selling our home and then the reality of finding another,

affordable yet suitable home did the country become a viable option.

Checking MLS one day after our home went under contract I found this little

cottage! I called and found out that it had just gone under contract~

But I decided the next day to go take a look at it anyway, and needless to say,

felt like it was ‘my home’ as well as the perfect cottage and dream I had

wanted for years. Being a Realtor, I called the listing agent back and told her

a bit of my story and asked her to let me know if for some reason the buyers

backed out, to please let me know. Well, wouldn’t you know, faith is a great

thing to have! I received the ‘call’ a week later and after a bunch of tears and happy

discussion, went home and wrote a contract. All I could say was  “God is so

Good!” I knew this was my house and He provided! I has now been 6 weeks,

and I am getting adjusted to life in a small town, great neighbors and also everyone

in town knowing exactly which house you live in or knowing someone you have

met along the way. I still drive to town about 4-5 days a week to do my

scheduled baby sitting days or to meet friends or show houses. I have many

photo clubs and friends to meet with weekly so life is similar yet different.

Hopefully, I can start to document this little town and see what those whom

have lived here for  years see as familiar, yet through my eyes are unique and

worthy of a photo!



2 Responses to “The Story of Cottage Kat…”

  1. 1 Polly Hershey November 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Katherine, your cottage looks so much better with your touches of landscaping! And what a great little story about getting there.

  2. 2 Emily Barrington Sellers November 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my Gosh…I am sooo excited for you….I love it…and you are going to love it too….I felt the same way when we found our house in Carmine, It spoke to me when I drove up and said “here I am, buy me” and it’s been a dream living here ever since. Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to see more pictures and to hear more about it….Emily

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