It’s not the one we desperately really wanted, which is just about four blocks from where we’re living now, but it’s nearly as big as where we are now, it’s much closer to my school (I could actually walk to school in about half an hour. Uh, maybe I’ll get fitter?), it’s up a hill and there’s a great deck above the house so we have a view of San Francisco!!
Since the driveway is really steep, we’re going to hire a moving service (oh dear, I have to start calling them today!); I don’t want to have to drag all my heavy boxes of books up there! It’s such a relief to know we have a place to go. Also, this means I’ll be able to figure out what furniture we’ll really be able to keep/use. Knowing how big the rooms are and how many of them we’ll have is important!
We’d like to be much less cluttered in the new place (and in the future in general), so I’m trying to get rid of as much stuff as if we’d had to move into a much smaller place. It’s so easy to have too much stuff!
The house is a little odd – there are some strange little … tucked in spaces where the roof is visible from the inside. It almost seems as if the roof is nothing but the wooden outer shell.
However, the garage is decent, and that’s important.
Also, the kitchen is much larger than the one we have now. The cabinets are painted an unusual shade of mint green. It’s more startling in person.
Anyway, I’m going back to packing. It’s a never-ending job, it seems.
Once we move in, C and I are going on a short trip, just as a break. Phew.