March 13, 2007

Here it is!

We made our way to the property today for a meeting with the septic engineer, and it turns out we're not going to get away with installing a basic septic (we have to have a more advanced waste treatment system put in). It wasn't a huge surprise, but we were hoping to catch a break on this rather large investment. Composting toilets are looking better and better!
Of course I had to know that by going out on a limb and saying that spring was in the air yesterday, it would ensure a complete weather reversal, and did it ever. We woke up to near freezing temperatures, and faced blizzard conditions while we were tromping around the property, though it didn't stick (except to us).

This was the lovely view at one stop along the road as we made our way toward the lot.

After our meeting was over, we decided to take a walk through the park that borders our (prospective) property. We discovered this lovely boardwalk that cuts across the marsh lands.

There's no shortage of water in the area, especially during a rainy West Coast winter.

This bench makes a nice spot to sit and soak up the surroundings (or the slushy snow, whichever the case may be).

This was the view along the path as we approached the property...

...and here is the main part of the lot (with the trails running along its edge on the right hand side). It's been mostly cleared, which put my husband off at first, but I see the potential for huge gardens and lots of fruit trees. The building site is off to the left on a large rock outcropping (a good foundation for a house here in earthquake country). The land continues up behind and beside the building site for a little way.

Despite getting soaked and chillded to the bone, going back there has renewed our excitement and reminded us of what we are working so hard for.

We came home to some good news this afternoon. The property assessment that we had done yesterday came back much higher than we expected, so we're feeling more hopeful as far as getting a good selling price (but I've still got my fingers crossed).


Phelan said...

Looks great!

kansas crochet mom said...

very pretty veiw! I love all the trees :)

Carla said...

Wow, what a beautiful looking piece of property! You must be so excited. It looks so peaceful.

Chelee said...

How beautiful! I'm so excited for you and your family.

Niobium said...

I hope this works out for you. I look forward to all the posts you'll do as you create the home you've always wanted!

Steffi said...

What are for wonderful pictures!It looks so nice!

heather said...

umm, are you telling us that you are moving to an island?! that "road" looked awfully wet! would you like a housekeeper, or a gardener, a cook, anything...really, i'll take anything!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Will you have a hermitage on your property now that you are landed?

This is so weird: Hermits are back in fashion

Anyway, the property looks great and I can't wait to follow your future posts!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for all of your nice comments, guys.

Heather - Let's just say we'll be closer to the water than we are now.
How about my very own yoga instructor?

Crunchy Chicken - That hermitage thing is too bizarre.
I think my husband might enjoy having his very own "bachelor pad" in our garden! :D

Ruth (from England) said...

Thanks for the peek at the prospective property - it looks so wild and beautiful. My idea of heaven!


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