needless to say, it’s been an exciting, if somewhat traumatic, week. I’m really happy & nervous right now – that pessimistic side of me waiting for something terrible to happen. 🙂
the house is a 4 bedroom, 1.75 bath (2nd bath has shower but no tub) – fenced yard – carport, no garage. 2 things made it the right house…first, it’s in totally liveable condition, no need to do any major work right off (pending a full inspection, of course) – second, it’s in the exact neighborhood that I’d want to live in down there.
we had this long back & forth about whether to stay in Pierce Co. (most likely Lakewood) or to move to Olympia. I’ve been hesitant about the latter, because I don’t know the town that well, I’m concerned about commuting, etc. but this house is in a neighborhood I know, where old friends of C’s live (people I like, too!), near a park, a grocery store, a video store, bus lines – walking distance to downtown, even. (plus I hear there’s a vanpool to the college.)
so I’m happy. pictures to follow soon.