I might as well post this since google reader let people in on the news already. I had never used google reader. Wow, I'm a fan! None of this news is finalized and I had hoped it would be by now so I was waiting to post it but here it is...
Here's the big news. I'm only doing one more travel assignment and it's in Oregon. Salem to be exact. It's not quite Portland but it's as close as I could get a travel assignment. So why a travel assignment since I want to stay. Well, I'll make more and they find the housing, pay for it, and furnish the apartment. Remember, I sold all my furniture when I started this travel thing. I only own one chair and it's at my mom's in Utah. So taking this assignment will give me time to start getting some furniture for when I move up to Portland. Plus I'll be able to save a bit more towards the furniture and hopefully a down payment eventually. So I think I'm going to spend more time looking at real estate. And lots of time looking at design magazines and websites. I haven't gotten to pick out furniture in a while, right now, EVERYTHING is beige! I need to remember how to put it all together.
If I could buy a place right now, without any thought to practicality or getting my money's worth, this condo would be it. I could probably swing it but I would have to love being in my house because I wouldn't be able to afford ever going out. So pretty, in a great neighborhood. Look at all that light, the windows, the molding and tile, the private courtyard...I'm pretty sure I'm breaking the 10th commandment, that one about not coveting thy neighbor's house. (btw, the 1st picture's a bit misleading, it's just a part of this huge, beautiful house)
My new theme song: Oregon Girl