Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New House in escrow!!!


Hooray!!! The house we put an offer on yesterday is now in escrow!! It is so exciting. I have always wanted to live in one of these adobe-style houses, and soon, it looks like we will be. So Exciting!!! Our escrow closes on August 10th. This house is so pretty, and I will have fun picking out cactuses and desert plants for the front. It is an almost new house, can you believe it? It is only one year old, and it still looks sparkly shiny like a new penny. The house is located in the high desert, in Joshua Tree. It's not too far from Joshua Tree National Park. We even have Joshua Trees on our property. !!!! !!!!! Maybe I will just type in one whole line of exclamation points, so you can see how happy I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There. Enough of that.

We took Pono out there, so he could give his stamp of approval. He seemed excited, and wanted to go and look for critters to chase through the cholla, but then he realized how hot he was, and made a beeline for the air conditioning of the car. After signing the necessary documents, we headed for the local taco shop (how much Mexican Food is TOO much Mexican Food??) We then decided to go on a little road trip up to Big Bear Lake. It is beautiful up there! It's only about an hour from Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley. After climbing up and up on this winding steep road, you end up at almost 7,000 feet. It was nice up there, cool (relatively speaking) and Pono had a blast chasing sticks Matthias threw into the lake for him. He was soaked from nose to tail when we were done. Happy dog. We walked on a really nice path that runs around the lake, just to be outside. This is a cool photo of Pono and Matthias next to a giant old juniper tree.

The drive is spectacular, with wonderful views of Lucerne Valley. I am beginning to love the desert.

8 comments:

Mel said...
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Mel said...

*Very* Cool place! Glad you found it and so soon! Very cool watercolors, too.

I forgot to mention earlier that Norah really enjoyed seeing the snake track! That girl likes the snakes...

lee said...

love the house and the vistas. I wonder I think adobe houses would be cool are they, I am sure you have air has well. I bet you excited to know that pretty soon you get to unpack all your stuff.....lol again...

kate said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful... the house is gorgeous. And if Pono liked it, then that's perfect. Dogs have a good sense about places.

What fun it will be to add some cool desert plants- I would so love to live in a climate where cacti and succulents were what I grew. I content myself with growing them indoors and hauling them out in summer.

Lucky you!!

coloredsock said...

hey there. joshua tree reminds me so much of taos. i've always heard about it but have never been there. good luck with the gallery search--it's so smart to take your time finding a good match. the relationship is a big investment and it's just easier not to waste time on one that isn't perfect. i like the watercolors--it'll be really interesting to see what you start doing living in the desert. the landscape will engulf you...

good luck with your house.
jenny

Abby Creek Art said...

Karine...that is the coolest! Love the house and the pics you took of Big Bear Lake are beautiful. What a nice place...and Pono looks like a happy boy.

I'm so excited for you!:)xo

Deb for Fearless Fibers said...

I LOVE the house! I've also wanted to live in an adobe just like that. If I only I could convince my husband that the desert wouldn't be so bad :)

Congratulations on your new home-to-be!

padgett said...

I am SO HAPPY for you! Very exciting to be sure. I have always had a fond place in my heart for Joshua Tree. I had a feeling good things were happening there for you. Talk to you SOON!