Sunday, December 13, 2009
First of many trips to Home Depot
Jen and I are officially in escrow on our first home! We found out late last week and our heads have been swimming ever since with floor plans, paint colors and loan paperwork.
Should be a great adventure, though I sense we will have to pace ourselves -- so much to do, so many HGTV shows Jen wants to watch!
While Jen is especially happy we found a place with a large, bright kitchen and open floor plan, I'm pretty taken with the location. We've got a true oak forest just yards from our back door. It stretches several hundred yards over a creek at the base of boulder filled mountains. Looks as if there was a ranch or roadway running through at one time, as several stone walls are visible through the undergrowth.
This must be the open space preserved by our subdivision, Woods Valley, which includes an 18-hole golf course and about 270 homes. The development is in Valley Center, a small, country town about 10 minutes from Escondido.
The home was a short sale Jen and I waited on for more than two months. Its spacious and checked out well during its inspection Saturday. Just one drain to work on, an AC to have serviced, and some sealant to apply outside.
And, yes, we made our first trip to Home Depot today to pick up paint chips and a book on interior design -- I imagine we'll be back there again soon.