Wednesday, March 03, 2010

What News, Horatio?

There is news, and so I can write. We have in fact entered escrow. Isn't that an amazing thing? We made a ridiculously generous offer to keep the property from being foreclosed. The bank said "okay" and now we are in escrow. It's kind of like being engaged to a bad person who you don't really love, but whose promises have the potential of being good, and with a kiss could turn into a princely thing. The wariness of present day real estate is a daunting thing. A hall of mirrors, a trickery of wishes, desires that render us vulnerable. Still, we are positive that the outcome of this particular dance with the demons will be safe. If the transaction actually closes, we will emerge unscathed with land to garden and a place to put chickens, sauna, solar generators, pond, and game cam.

Roger, true to his commitment, is still not cutting his hair or beard until escrow closes.
One day we looked up the road. It was foggy. We were socked in and we could not see the future.
One day we looked down the road. The sun poured like fire that lit the western sky and rendered the pavement and trees in a halo of sensual reality. We could see a welcoming promise.

We have a pest inspection Friday; well inspection Monday; house inspection Tuesday. If all goes well, we could conceivably close escrow on the 12th. We are cautiously optimistic. Still, we are realists down to our toes.

We never sleep.


  1. I'm so thrilled for you. If anything is worth a betrothal to the devil, that property is it!

  2. Yippee (cautiously)! I was checking everyday to see if the picture of Roger would give way to something else. It must be exciting to know that the new adventure is close, just around the corner. Literally and figuratively.

  3. My heart swells, not only with your good news but ours: more posts from you two!

  4. Happy dance time. I am so thrilled for you two and also happy it has caused you to resume posting.
    I adore your description of escrow and your pictures perfectly describe your different views.
    Toes and fingers are crossed.

  5. HAPPY DANCE!!! but in private, when no one's looking, so if it falls through, I won't look like an idiot.

    I am so joyful for you that the incremental step is in the right direction. Fingers crossed and good wishes flying across the continent.

  6. Sounds excellent and I hope you soon have ground that you own beneath your feet again. Life begins again and since it's spring, an apropos time.

  7. Good to hear there has been some positive movement.

  8. I am so excited, expectant and elated! You two are going to have so much fun putting this place together. I hope you'll have me up soon.

    I love that you're going to have chickens. How about goats for some milk and cheese?

    How about I pitch my tent in the summer and work in the garden with you????

  9. Hooray!!! And, yes, the property is worth betrothal to the devil!! I am so excited for you! Keeping everything crossed for success SOON!!!


  10. we are looking at buying a place now, since our lives have changed rather dramatically. i think it's the smartest investment around right now.

  11. Glad to hear it, and nice shots looking down the road.

    although, it is foggy anyway, whether we like it or not, all around us ; (

    Thank goodness there are times we can rejoice in living!

    Cheers 2 U both!

  12. Yippee-yi-yo-ki-yay!!!!

    I'm unreservedly optimistic that all will go well with these last details.

    Some other friends of mine are that close to buying a home, too.

    There are positive changes in the air, including that I will finally be employed again beginning March 9.

  13. congratulations R and R!!

  14. May you pass all the inspections. And I agree with Tara, there is plenty of room for a couple of small goats...

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