Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

No More Mortgage Payments!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

What a change in 15 years, huh?

It's official!  In order to get past this kerfluffle with the electrical permit, we officially bit the bullet and paid off the mortgage on Friday.  Once I have the lien release from the bank, I can go down to the Recorder's office and record a deed that has both properties on it. 

According to the head City minion in City Planning, that should be sufficient enough for them to un-suspend our permit.  We just have to wait patiently for a couple weeks to get that paperwork.  No amount of pleading, whining, etc. would convince the bank to speed up the process.  Trust me...I tried!

But no one said we couldn't dig footings and put the array together in the meantime.  I only need that permit for the actual electrical connections.  *evil laugh*  I love it when a plan comes together!

Driving home from the movies Friday night, we drove past the Royals stadium and they were setting off fireworks at the end of the game.  I told J. that the fireworks were for us in celebration of no more mortgage payments to the evil bank.  We both laughed at the thought of it and pretty soon we were home to a house that all ours. 

Woohoo!  We've been waiting for this day for a long time...


  1. CP, Congratulations to you & J!

  2. Awesome! Congrats! We just have 14 years to go before we can say the same. I hope ours looks as beautiful as yours does in the befores and afters. Ya done good!

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'm still celebrating....this may turn into a month-long celebration. :-)


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