Thursday, November 13, 2008

In which we get our dream house.

Well.

Of course we got it.

You really think a couple of realtors and a pair of homeowners would stand in the way of two Ironmen who know what they want?

It looks ordinary, but it's not. It's a sage-green, stucco home with a brand new roof and brand-new stucco. It has a brand-new interior all chosen and decorated by people with taste. Not that we don't have taste. We're just not creatively tasteful, most of the time.

Our new cottage sits on a huge, 1/3 acre pie-shaped lot, and on the other side of the back fence is open space, where we go trail running a lot. A bit further beyond that, maybe a mile, is a national wilderness. We'll cut about about 30 minutes off our work commute, once we move into it. This has nothing to do with the wilderness thing and more to do with the fact that we'll be on the complete other side of the city from where we are now, which is where work is.

Sweet Baboo has always wanted land to run around on, and now he has it, I mean we has HAVE it, without the hassle of maintanance and taxes. I have always wanted to live in the city, meanwhile, so living on the very edge of the city, abutting the Sandias, is going to be really, really great.

So there it is: our "adults only" (not in the bowchicaBOWBOW way, but in the all-the-kids-are-grown-and-have-lives-of-their-own sort of way, although I'd never rule out bowchicaBOWBOW way) home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a nice little wood stove to cozy up to on winter days. Otherwise, I 'spect we'll be hitting the dusty trails that run by our back gate. Often.

...

26 comments:

  1. NICE!! Welcome to the hood..

    ReplyDelete
  2. YAY! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    how long is the settlement?

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW you guys move quick, but when it feels right you just gotta do it!!! CONGRATULATIONS.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations! It looks and sounds perfect. (And the bowchicabowbow bit CRACKED me up!!)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations. I am happy to hear that things came together so nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yay - congratulations! That house just sounded so perfect and some things are obviously meant to be!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Alright!!! That's great! Congratulations on the new nest!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like it.

    But is it me or does the house look like the house from the Brady Bunch. Just asking.

    Congratulations

    ReplyDelete
  10. CONGRATULATIONS!

    I think the universe must have wanted you to have it.....enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  11. very nice...looks like you may live close to my buddy Eric and his wife Monica. They live within sight of the mountains behind their house too. But what do I know...your place looks awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  12. nice place....where I come from it would be classified as a house not a cottage. lol

    ENJOY!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That is soooo freaking awesome. It gave me goosebumps. You guys are so incredibly lucky. Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulations! That is so way cool!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations. Really nice looking new home.
    Now--
    Who's going to mow the lawn?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hooray! It looks really, really lovely. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a lovely house, and it sounds so perfect in anyway - I'm so glad for you!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Woot. Glad you got it! Can't wait to hear about the moving adventures... (yuck)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yay, you got it! I'm so excited for you that it worked out. Congratulations!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Yes, that is actually a terribly picture. It's very cute actually. I'll have better pictures up soon.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sounds lovely. Congrats !

    ReplyDelete

Comments containing links to commercial websites from people with invisible profiles are deleted immediately. Chinese spammers are immediately deleted.

2016

Even though I was in awful shape in 2016 I was still stubborn and foohardy...so I spent a year running down whatever fitness base I had left...