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3.16.2006

The House Found Us


I've been on blog restriction most of the week. For two reasons. First, a good friend of ours found a potential house for us to buy in Charleston. We were pretty excited about it because it was at a fair price in a spectacular neighborhood. We can't quite leave the West Coast yet because of work, but we've been looking towards Charleston as the ultimate homeland once we can leave. John told me not to blog about it so it didn't jinx us, and other reasons. Well, it didn't matter because the house ended up not being available. We were sad for a bit, but I have greater faith in life taking us where we need to be, and we'll get to Charleston in due course.

Then a weird thing happened. I got on Craigslist and started looking for house in Pasadena. The reason this is kind of odd is that I'd gotten accostomed to the idea of living in our tiny place for the rest of the year. I just had. The transition was becoming less rocky and I was starting to settle into the whole I live in LA fact. Anyway, this little white house popped out at me, and it seemed perfect. Plus, it came to us the same day we found out that we couldn't go after the Charleston house. We weren't looking for a house with all the needing to be in Vegas for the summer bit, but there it was, so cute. John said go for it, and sure enough, the owner was still showing it to potential renters.

We went, and John loved it. Two bedroom plus a good size living room. Ok kitchen with a dish washer, private garage, little back yard, and option for a small pet. It has lots of windows, heaps of light, and is in a beautiful neighborhood with big wide streets lined with big old palm trees. We're 1.5 miles from the heart of Colorado Blvd. and maybe a mile from the Metro. The house has been truly cared for. Hard wood floors, super paint job. It's respectable. And it's a place we can both feel good about having guests in. John was concerned that I wasn't that in to it because I wasn't jumping up and down, but my mind was already onto invisioning our new life here, where to put the furniture we don't have yet, and how my life was going to be as a work at home gal. I dropped him off at an appointment and spent the next hour driving around the hood, looking for coffee houses and mexican food. I will admit, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the seriousness of it. But it is a great thing we're doing this, and I think our lives together, and as individuals, will be improved by this move. It's the first thing that is ours.

I turn in the lease today (we're renting for a year). The only issue thing is that John and I both woke up this morning with the same thought on our minds...we forgot to ask if anything "weird" happened in the house. I'm thinking old lady dying in the kitchen. John's thinking double homicide. But I'll ask before we hand the paperwork over. Or, maybe it's better not to ask...

Current: Burbank
Next for Jen: San Francisco, March 22 -?
John: Phoenix/Scottsdale, March 16-19
Next for John: Vilnius, Amsterdam, April 1-11

5 Comments:

At 3/16/2006 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

*squee* That place sounds so-o wonderful. I hope the two of you get it! :)

 
At 3/16/2006 10:50:00 AM, Blogger sarahbellum said...

Ohhhhhhhh it's gorgeous. That's my kind of house! I'm so happy for you guys!

 
At 3/17/2006 08:18:00 AM, Blogger schmulka said...

Wait a minute...that's the infamous Green Orchid murder house!

Get ouuuutttt!!!!!!

 
At 3/17/2006 04:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute coy love nest for you two! How exciting.....we have to come visit! jess

 
At 3/22/2006 04:44:00 PM, Anonymous PasaSchecky said...

I got yer Green Orchid...

 

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