Thursday, April 28, 2005

This Is Where We Fall Back And Punt

Remember that piece of property that was 8 acres with the house already on it that was possibly going to be our residential salvation? Well, it wasn't quite what we were expecting. A bit more like a scene from the movie Deliverance. The Hubby and I drove away from there (fleeing screaming into the night) and couldn't stop doing the dueling banjos riff back and forth until we reached civilization. Honestly I hate scary movies and therefore haven't actually seen Deliverance, and the audio clip is quite tinny and 80's synthesizerish, but y'all get the picture. So anyway. We punted.

We are now in escrow on a tiny condo/townhouse in town, however we are NOT walking distance to the store, the post office or the library. The Hubby cannot walk down the street and catch the bus (although it would be a quick bike ride). There is no land for the dog to roam free on, nor is there a river near by for him to swim in. But then again, it is a place to live, it is closer to the grocery store, the hospital and relative civilization. And it should be cheap, easy to rent out if we find something better, and well, better than camping. Have I sold you yet? Yeah, me neither.

4 comments:

Talley said...

Well let me be the first to say "Congratulations!(?)" I'm sure it will work out fine! And as you say with the housing market so tight, you'll be right there on hand when something better comes up and have no problem renting out this one! Hey you guys can become slum lords! Ha Ha! Rmember you weren't very thrilled with your apartment in Falls Church when you saw that, and you ended up making bunches of good friends and were quite happy there. At least it looked that way to me. Anyway, "Heggee Shegeday" (I'm sure that's spelled wrong!)

RobRobBinks said...

Hey you two!

As the distinguished gentlewoman from Maryland posted, I am sure that you will make the best of your current living conditions. If nothing else, will this semi-residential state free your mountain bike from the Storage Gulag? One can only hope.

Kathleen said...

a roof is good.
and talley is right...
and robrobbinks...well...that is clever robby!

Kathi McGaha said...

Ok, so you buy a place you're not crazy about, but it will give you (1) a place to hang your hat Iand bikes);(2) give you a tax write-off instead of paying rent; (3) the time to look for something else (land etc.) and (4) a place for us to come and stay!!!!