Friday, September 16, 2011

Done!

I have been in Eugene Oregon looking for a house since Monday and just signed a contract earlier today. We are very excited - our new home is in the hills of South Eugene, in the Crest Drive neighborhood, on 3/4 of an acre city lot. The house itself is a 3 bedroom single story home built like a tank in 1957. The clap board siding is 1" thick solid wood! It needs a little paint and all new appliances, but under the berber carpet is old oak flooring in perfect condition.

Best of all, in addition to the three bedrooms, it has a 21' x 14' room, with two opposing walls of windows and a fireplace, that will be a new perfect studio for Carol. The studio is right off the living room so I can drop in and bug her even more easily than before! There is also a new hot tub right outside the studio on the deck in which Carol can drink her wine after a long day of painting.

We will start driving to Eugene with our VW, Ford truck, and camper next Saturday and will be closing on the house on Oct 5th.

Thank you again for all your support and for the extraordinarily generous fundraiser that helped make this possible.

- David

37 comments:

  1. That's really great news. Congrats on the new home.

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  2. congratulations -- that's wonderful news. best wishes to you all during this new phase of your lives.

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  3. Fabulous! You have taken an unexpected turn in your lives and made it into an exciting new journey.

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  4. Congratulations on your new home my friends.
    I read about the fire and all on my return home. What a terrible thing to happen. I am glad that everything is going the way you plan.
    May all the best of life go your way always.
    Steinunn:)

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  5. Congratulations!!! Out of the ash rises a Phoenix! Safe travels!

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  6. Best wishes to you all on a new beginning. It sounds very exciting. Congratulations!

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  7. Oh congrats, congrats, CONGRATS!! I'm SO happy for you guys. That is excellent news. :) It sounds like a gem. I don't know what the best part is, the fact that it has a hot tub (score!) or that her studio is within David-bugging distance. :))

    Well that and that you all have a home now. Huzzah!

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  8. Cheers to you and happy homesteading in one of the most beautiful states in the USA.

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  9. That's wonderful! Congratulations!!

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  10. Now that's a perfect example of life handing you a lemon and you turn it into lemonade. Congratulations! All the best on your relo trip.

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  11. That's fabulous! Eugene is a nice town- just the right size. And Portland is awesome if you want a little more of a city experience. I'm so glad this is turning out well for you.

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  12. Congrats! Oregon welcomes you warmly (and damply). Thought you might end up in Eugene - a great place for artists and, really, everyone. How exciting! I'm so happy for you guys.

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  13. Congratulations, you'll love the coast, it is so spectacular.

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  14. Wonderful! The house sounds great in every way.

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  15. Wonderful news and sounds like an awesome place to be:) Tickled for you all and know it will be like home in no time.

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  16. Sounds wonderful. A great new venture.

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  17. Congrats on your move to Oregon. From the tragic year of drought, and fires that have ravaged Texas, and your home ~ you all have risen like the Phoenix and are landing on a wonderful and especially beautiful part of the US, the Pacific Northwest. Wishing you the best in your move, renovation and settling in, and creating home and studio from a unique old home that you have found.

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  18. Wow, that's huge news! Congrats! I'm looking forward to either coming to a workshop in OR or getting Carol down to northern CA! You will love Eugene.

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  19. It sounds wonderful. A hot tub wow.

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  20. My gosh - we're neighbors! We live just over the hill on 27th - off Chambers. I know you will love it here. It's lovely year-round...even in the rain. (There is a very supportive art community as well.)

    Welcome, welcome!

    Sue Harrell

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  21. Congratulations, the strength and fortitude yoiu've exhibited in this is heartening and inspiring!

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  22. Congratulations! The house sounds perfect.

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  23. Wonderful that this could happen so quickly.
    Bon Voyage!

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  24. Will be traveling along with you in my thoughts. Sounds like a beautiful adventure!
    Godspeed!

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  25. Fantastic! As a Eugenian, welcome to my town! The Crest Dr. area is really nice, and I am sure you will love it. The house/studio/hot tub sounds perfect for you guys. Happy trip and hope to meet you soon.

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  26. Congratulations on the new life. May the adventures begin!!!! :)

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  27. Congratulations. It is wonderful up there. I just left Eugene a couple of weeks ago after visiting my family up there, in the country just north. Love the countryside up there. You'll love it.

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  28. Love Eugene! My daughter goes to school there. Hopefully you know about Emerald Art Center in Springfield. Congratulations.........

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  29. Yea!!! Congrats and safe travels to your new home!

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  30. You are both a wonderful example of how the right attitude can make a difference. Your children are being given the gift on how to handle what life can throw at you. Eugene is beautiful but also very lucky to have people of your caliber moving there.
    Congratulations. I wish you only the best.

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  31. That's really great news. Congrats on the new home!!!! Stay safe!

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  32. Congratulations on your new venture to Oregon - a beautiful state, I lived in Eugene growing up. Best wishes to you, Carol and family~

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  33. Congrats! David, I'd like to have you talk to my web authoring students Winter term, if you are up for a drive to Corvallis.

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  34. oh gosh, I will add to the many comments, but honestly, it was so great to read that you and Carol found a home. Wonderful.

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  35. How exciting for you! I've thought about moving from California to Oregon and Eugene was on the list. It seems like a great town with an artsy flare! The weather is pretty nice too. I look forward to hearing your interview on AHA:)

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