We got too busy after the last entry and it hasn’t truly let up just yet. We’d be off to another busy time if we get the house we made an offer to (got accepted!). If all goes well with inspection and appraisal, we’d be living in the Woodstock neighborhood that’s 20 blocks east of Reed College (where Steve Jobs attended and dropped out). I just had to say that! :)
We spent some time driving around the neighborhood, checking out shops, parks and Woodstock elementary. The house is about the same size as our old one in NZ, a little over 1000 sqft, with adequate yard space. I’m trying to minimize envisioning a personalized version of that house, just in case the whole thing falls through. I really hope that we get it because it does tick all of our boxes and has a good feel to it.
It’s a bit funny, and maybe even telling, that this time 2 years ago we were in the process of selling our NZ house and 2 years prior when we bought it. Maybe we do things in 2-year cycles. I hope this time around we really settle in for a while, especially with Liam entering primary school next year. It has been mobile but in a good way.