Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Did It!

We released all contingencies today on the house and those beautiful 4.7 acres. We are set to close on April 5th. You all know how long this moment has been in the making. We put our Port Townsend home on the market in March of 2008. We've been on a wild odyssey since then trying to find a place to call home.

Now we have this
in our future, where we saw the heron take off, and the red-shouldered hawk circle and call out.

And we have this:

and this too:

It's all more splendid and beautiful than we had ever hoped. We're not even sure what to do with such grandness, but it will be our life's work to figure that out!

Yes, we are now doing our happy dance. You can all uncross your fingers and toes, and everything else you've had crossed for us. Thanks to all of you, it worked. We found a home.

42 comments:

  1. OMG - it's beautiful! Congratulations, you two. When's the housewarming party?

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  2. NAMASTE! you are blessed and I am smiling for you!

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  3. YEA!!!!!!!

    Congratulations! The property is beautiful beyond what I imagined. Oh, happy, happy day!

    As I looked at the photos, the thought occurred to me that the previous owners probably loved their spot very much and must be happy to know that it's being bought by folks who love it as passionately as they did.

    I look forward to all your tales and photos as you and the land become entwined. Again, a heartfelt congratulations. One last move, guys, and you're home for life!

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  4. Wow, that seems perfect! So happy for you. That pileated was a good omen indeed. :)

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  5. It's AMAZING!!!
    BEAUTIFUL!!

    I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO!

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  6. It's perfect! It's you!

    That first photo; I don't know how to express it ... it's a place you can be and do and dream, a place for friends or to sit quietly alone, except for the wild things.

    Lovely!

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  7. Right ON!!!! I knew that woodpecker was a good sign, with its happy raucus call! This looks like a wonderful new home.
    Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations! So happy for you! I love the little bridge!

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  9. yeay! You'll be moved in time to plant tomatoes, etc! Looking forward to more stories and glad the right one came along! :-)

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  11. This is so incredibly great! It's beautiful- I love the two tone brick and the garden is super. You two are going to have a blast here for the rest of your lives. I am so happy for you. It looks just perfectly right.

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  13. Fantastic! Can't wait to hear all the stories.

    What town is it in?

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  14. The address is in Grass Valley, but it's outside the city limits by about eight miles. It's got a lot of water, which is most important to us. We're pretty happy about it.

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  15. I hardly need say it, but we here at the R. House are so very happy for you two. It does look like a perfect spot for the two of you. Can't wait for you to move in and make it your own.

    I'm doing the happy dance, too!

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  16. Very nice. I'm so happy that it has worked out for you two. It looks like an absolutely stunning place and I can't wait to continue to read about as you share your experiences there.

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  17. housewarming goes on forever. y'all come visit. well, one or two or three at a time. we are overwhelmed by the good wishes of our virtual friends. thank you.

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  18. So happy to hear the good news, to know that you have found a place you can call home!!

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  19. Congratulations! I'm delighted that you're delighted!

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  20. Looks wonderful. I'm happy for both of your, and I'm eager for the many posts that will come of it.

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  21. This is amazing. Where has this perfect house been hiding all this time?

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  22. Oh, congratulations! it looks perfect. Even better than perfect!

    Carolyn H

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  23. Wow, the pictures look fantastic. It looks like a great setting for a home that satisfies your need for beauty and practicality. Congratulations.

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  24. Woot! Woot!

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  25. I'm so very happy for you! It's been a long wait, but I'm sure you must be feeling it was worth every minute.

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  26. Lovely new place, new spring, new beginnings. Congratulations!

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  27. Amen, it was hard to get those crossed toes into shoes.
    Happy dancing here also and what a pearl you found. I love it.
    You guys went through a virtual gauntlet to get there but was it worth it.
    Keep the pictures and descriptions coming.

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  28. I had to Google the map but it seems you can hop onto I-80 and get to civilization in an hour or so if you really need to! Enhorabuena.

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  29. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!! Welcome home....

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  30. Exhaling with great happiness for you. What a lovely place.

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  31. I am so pleased for you both!! It looks wonderful.

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  32. Oh, Robin and Roger -- I am SO happy for you! Finally, your journey along the path brings you to just the right home. What a wonderful place! May you live there in peace and happiness to the end of your days. Congratulations!
    -Wren

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  33. Yay! I've been sending all the good thoughts I have your way. You deserve it!

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  34. OMG just look at it. This is beyond happy-dance territory, it's Triumphal Dancing. You climb on a table and sing

    'Shake it up baby (shake it up baby)
    Twist and shout
    Come on come on baby (come on baby)
    Work it on out

    Daaaaaa
    Daaaaaaa
    Daaaaaa
    Daaaaaaaaa
    Eeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooooooooo

    (oh oops. that's an orca call.)

    So good to hear.

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  35. Just clicked on that first photo. You have a Bridge. Oh I am so envious. In a well-ordered universe I would have a small bridge, very nearby...

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  36. Wow, Congratulations!

    And looks like a beautiful home.

    It's true, patience does pay off.

    Cheers to you both!

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  37. Wonderful! It looks like a real home (emphasis on both those last words).

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  38. Yay! I'm so happy for you. It looks beautiful. Good things come to those who wait:)

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