Monday, February 01, 2010

New Beginnings

For those playing along at home, you'll be aware of our recently-dodged housing bullet: we received our 60-day notice just before Thanksgiving that the house we rent was to be put on the market, requiring us to move. But fate, in the form of our next-door-neighbor Jeanne, intervened - she bought the house!

Escrow closed this past Thursday, and today we paid our first month's rent to her, serendipitously on the 4-year anniversary of our living here. We are officially her tenants now, and in the 5 days she's owned the house has done more to upgrade the place than the previous owners did in the entire 4 years we lived here, and possibly before. Let's just say maintenance wasn't high on their list and there's no love lost between us, at least on my part.

For instance, this is one of the three spruce seedlings Jeanne planted in our side yard between our two lots. Then Saturday Jeanne took Cole to Miller Farms Nursery in McKinleyville for a presentation on pruning and some tree shopping. They came home with 3 saplings: a Satsuma plum, a dwarf Asian pear, and a tart yellow plum. Sunday we planted them in the front yard, one each in the three sections of lawn. Doesn't Cole look adorable wielding tools? I think so.

Needless to say, we're damned happy with the way things turned out. I'll leave you with photo that I shot in front of our house about a week ago. Hugs from our own little pot o' gold from us to you.

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1 comment:

  1. Ooo! Fruit trees! I sense plum jam and plum buckle in your future. It does sound like things turned out well!


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