Sunday, November 29, 2009

Looks like the seller's realtor, Ida Kelly, snookered us. As soon as I made the offer, there was suddenly another one already on the table. When I moved to make a higher bid, they reported that the other offer was already accepted.

On to more house hunting.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Made offer. Seller's rep reported that there is another bid in on the house. Have to decide another offer in AM.

House Hunting

I decided back in October to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit, if it was extended. It was and I am.

I have been looking for three weeks at homes and, after one that was too big and was that was too small, have found one that seems just right. It is an adobe in the north valley (Los Griegos area). Two carpeted bedrooms, one brick floor bedroom that can be a great den area, a large eat-in kitchen, and a large living area with a kiva fireplace. Two full bathrooms, viga ceilings thoughout, an adobe doghouse and a blue goose on the chimney. I even found out that the newest next door neighbor is someone whom I know.

So far, everything has aligned itself for a good purchase. I am going to make an offer today at one o'clock.

Big weekend!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The little gizmo to transfer my own pics to the computer broke. In the meantime, here are some photos taken of my parents and me on a recent balloon flight here in NM.

Take off!



Monday, November 02, 2009

I actually began taking some pictures to post here. Then my upload doohickey broke. So, all you get for now is text. (Guess what? "Doohicky" gets an auto spell underlining to check spelling; "doohickey" does not!)

I enjoyed planting bulbs in my garden and flower bed all day on Halloween. Then I carved a pumpkin while listening to "Something Wicked this Way Comes." Ray Bradbury is quite a talented writer. Since our book discussion in the dorm, I've been going back to read some of his writing that I missed in high school. Great stuff.

Pumpkin must have demonic visitations throughout the night.