Monday, March 24, 2008

I'm on the Oregon Trail

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

10 comments:

Ryan said...

Now that is a sweet pad. You could really set up a nice shop there. Is this place in Oregon or Texas? Hopefully your home ownership dreams come true soon. Good luck in Salem.

Lizzy said...

Cool! It will be great to have you back here!

Marie said...

Oh, I love Oregon -- good choice.

Am I breaking any commandments if I covet your coveted house? Or is that too far removed from actual theft?

At any rate, don't get a place too big, or I'll come visit you and never leave.

Sara said...

You are perfectly entitled to covet that place. I will just covet that dining room table.

It will be great to have you back along the I5 corridor.

Chelsea said...

I so want that place. Everything about it is perfect. It's a beautiful blank slate to create something amazing! Isn't Google Reader fantastic? Makes for much more efficient blog reading:)

Sara said...

Because I am a little behind the times, I didn't know about google reader...until this post. Now it is one of my new favorite things! All that is left for me to do is find more blogs to add since it now takes soooo much less time to check all my blogs.

Lizzy said...

So when do you get here? I keep wanting to invite you to things, but not sure when you will arrive:)

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Yay! I feel loved. Hopefully April 22 but maybe not till April 25.

lenalou said...

That is such a fantastic place, it would be wonderful. But going out is nice, too. And I'm glad you're going to be somewhat closer!

:p said...

Ansley, Welcome back to the NW. Salem is like the new Hillsboro. Some days you can get here faster from Salem than Hillsboro. It will be great to have you back in the NW.
A bientot.

~p