Monday, June 13, 2011

The Decision (part 2)

I’ve been absent for a while. But there’s a good reason.

I think.

I might as well just erase the post just before this one…

Because here’s the bottom line:

Chris’ company that made us the first offer ended up coming back and offering a little more money…

…(which was ALL we wanted…to recoup the added expense of gas for such a long commute)

In the end, the stability of employment won out and we’re leaving the Central Coast.

We still have a little over a month here but I’ve already found myself thinking… 

“This will be the last time we come here…”

I thought about that when I drove home from my parents last weekend…it was, essentially, the last time I’d do the long drive through Pasadena, Calabasas, Oxnard, Ventura, the beautiful coastline…

Instead, we’ll be taking in the desert and cactus-studded landscape of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Glorious. I can’t wait.

I’m so grateful for the life we’ve had here. The friends that I’ve met…people that will hopefully remain a part of our lives even though we won’t be nearby anymore…

But the move is definitely exciting. A big change, but definitely a welcome one.

In order to make this blog accurate, I should mention that no sooner had we signed our lives away, we did it again and put an offer on a house that was just TOO good to pass up.

Like too good to be true.

Except let’s hope that’s not the case.

Escrow should close 6/20 barring any unforseen circumstance.

I will make every effort I can to document it’s transformation from this:

House

To…well… something a little more presentable.

(That will be our kitchen, by the way)!