Friday, May 09, 2014

Our New Home

May I present - The Gopher House!

Thatboy and I have been "in the process" of buying a house for 3 years now.  Which really means that on and off we've gone house hunting, been unimpressed with the market, and given it up.  We came thisclose to buying a house 3 years ago, which fell through during the escrow process.

We had planned to look again this summer, thinking our current lease was up in August.  So you can imagine our surprise last month when we learned our lease was actually up at the end of this month.  

We sped up our search, and in the span of one week, went house hunting and bought a house!  We call it "the gopher house" because when we first visited, we noticed the house came with its very own pet gopher!  I little guy who appeared to live in the front yard and was very unshy.  (We haven't seen him since that initial visit, and his holes are all filled in, so we'll keep our eye out, but we think the sellers took care of him.  Which is probably better, since Thatbaby and I really wanted to keep him and Thatboy said that wasn't going to happen.)  In order to differentiate between the homes we looked at, they all got a nickname - the dinosaur house, the red backyard house, and this one was the gopher house.  The name stuck, and that's probably what we'll always call it.

The minute we entered the house, Thatboy fell in love.  With the hardwood floors, the stained glass window in the door, and most importantly the windows.  An entire wall of windows in the main living space, looking out over the mountains.

One of the things that has always kept Thatboy and I from buying a home is the lack of yardage here.  So the other major selling point for the gopher house was the fantastic back yard.  Complete with an orange tree, fire pit, grass,  and paved area.  I expect us to be doing a lot of entertaining back here!

This friends, is one of the reasons why I have been so busy as of late.  Within one month we have bought and closed on a house, and we're moving this weekend!  I've had a lot on my plate!  On top of all the running I've been doing/have planned.  So stick around and I'll share all the fun stories about moving out, moving in, and the joys of homeownership - as soon as I have some time to do so!


  1. Wow! Congratulations to you and your family. Excited for you.


  2. We're going to need to see photos of gopher spotting! Congrats on the new home - looks like a great place to live!

  3. Congratulations! Looks like a great place! {elly, since I always end up being "anonymous" when I comment here}

  4. OH JK this time my name showed up. Par-tay!

  5. Congratulations! The room with the windows is great! Good luck with the move.

  6. What a gorgeous house!! I LOVE all those windows. The best.

  7. Congratulations on the new house!