Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Where will it be"

Looking for a new home…where is it?  Not sure yet, the availability of houses change daily and so do my expectations and desires.  The two previous homes A and B are sold, at least for the moment.  House A, we attended the auction, had paddle in hand, darn it, the final price was above my intended price. An auction house can end up costing more money, if it isn’t purchased below comps. There are all kinds of additional fees, closing costs and no inspection period, its as is.  Can be a big risk, most of these homes have not been maintained or cleaned..number of years in these sad state, is sad. A couple bought it, at least they think they did, another side item, the lender or owner has two weeks to accept the offer, it doesn’t mean they are the buyers, the bid can be rejected. Wish them the best, lovely house, lovely area.  House B has an offer, it’s a good thing for the property, has been empty for awhile, though I have to admit, I was looking forward to using the pink and yellow bathroom. May the new owners keep the original style on this original historic home.
Though I was able to find House C and D..the pickings are getting low.  Good news, we did make an offer on House D.  Now waiting for an answer from the bank, it will be long couple of days. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ok...just sitting here watching TV..

See full size image..thank God for cats and my Spice.  We are renting a nice small house in a lovely lake community. Though its not ours, I have placed a few of my favorite things about to make it homey. Lovely setting, the house is located by group of lakes, adjacent to the Eastern Canal with lots of open spaces .We are in the smaller homes though there are next to us some large homes(mini mansons) with lake frontage. Great place for walking and hiking, the dogs love the trails. Though there is a down side...there a cock roaches...I hate them, hate them..and I don't care if they are called water beatles or what ever other name they go by...large ones, small ones are here..all over the back yard at night and in the garage..and my wonderful cat...just caught and ate one...she found it in the is my cat. And now she got is good, I keep telling myself that. :) 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Other Country Place

Plan B - A great second!
A taste of the Country in the City of Chandler * One Acre Irrigated Lot * No HOA * Orginal downtown Chandler Home built in 1930 by Chandler High School, moved in 1985 to present location and remodeled * Features hardwood floors, new carpet in master, Hutch Fireplace in spacious living room, formal dining room, kitchen nook, large laundry room with washer & dryer and half bath, walk-in closets. Great location in south Chandler with easy access to loop 202, Chandler Parks, Golf Courses, Chandler Mall and award winning Chandler Schools * Horse coral * Additional detached 2-Car Carport, Tack Room & RV/Boat Storage * New Block Wall fencing & front landscaping * Private Gate Entry for security. And best of all a pink and yellow vintage bathroom. Original kitchen cabinets..just need a vintage stove. How good life would be!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Country Place in Arizona

Yippee…May have just found the house of my dreams.  A real little country place in Arizona, hard to believe and we found it.   Even has a small picket fence in front.  The house is up for auction on June 22 and I will be attending with my own paddle to bid on it.  Have bought items(antiques) at other auctions, but never a house.  Good thing I have the loan ready and waiting.
So wish me luck, I can feel my crafty ways, dreams and ideas coming back.
A little prayer would be helpful also.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Birthday for a Gemini

Today is my birthday. Another year has passed so quickly. And what a year it has been! I suppose birthdays are a natural time to reflect upon where you're at and what you're doing. And this has been a great year to reflect upon. My hard work over the last few years is coming to a close, and I'm shortly to be embarking on an exciting new occupation. My friends and family are all healthy and well and are living lovely lives. I am feeling fitter and stronger than I have in a few years, and am looking forward to feeling even better in the future. All in all, it's a happy birthday, and I'm grateful for it.