Sunday, December 28, 2008

You want to live WHERE?

I had to tell Mozart that this was a little too far out. Yes...I do want to get away from the crowds, but I might want some trees.

Okay...a nice balcony view of trees. How much is fire insurance?

This is nice. But a little too expensive.

On the road...

Let's drive to Phoenix and look in the town of Anthem.

I liked this home! But the weather is 118 degrees for 4 months.
The picture is off-center and focusing on the garage because we have four drivers in the family--and potentially need a spot for C. to work on his car.

This was sort of a "retirement" community feel. I wonder if they would like the sound of my youngest son's drums, and the look of tools strewn on the driveway when my oldest son needs to work on his car. Then there are dirt bikes...

A few more pictures back towards COOLER Prescott. You can see the road cut in the mountain that leads up toward Prescott. Click on the picture and you'll feel like you're there.

I just had to show you these cute Victorian homes in Prescott. You can get one for a good price...but they take a lot of upkeep.

We found a community of rustic homes. (Just above our price range.)

Picture taken in the early morning, on our way to Phoenix.

And coming God's fingers stretching over the desert.

The home search will continue. We planned to drive through Northern California and up to Oregon this week, but due to the snowy roads and passes and my cold, we'll wait.

We'll have a quiet New Year celebration at home.

Happy New Year!


Willow said...

I'm sure I've missed something but can I ask Why you're moving? (I'm an Oregon native; lived in the Portland area half my life.) I'll enjoy your home search vicariously.

Sharon Lynne said...

We can't make our house payments due to my husband's business slow down. But we do have equity in our home. So we are looking for a home in a less expensive area and we hope to buy get rid of that house payment.

I do feel torn moving out of Southern California, as the weather is so nice (but it is crowded--freeways crowded etc.)

We are still open to staying...if things work out.

Willow said...

We had to make some hard decisions about buying in SoCal after we left our ministry in south central LA (World Impact). I wrote about it on my blog last year.

If you want to communicate more about living in OR, about our experiences with making the kinds of decisions you are making feel free to email me.

I'll be praying for you. Best of luck to you!

Sharon Lynne said...

Thanks Willow!

Susan Skitt said...

Wow - I feel like I'm watching Home and Garden channel for new homes - (smile). It must be fun, scary, and exciting all wrapped up in one. I clicked on that mt. picture, very cool! And I love what you said about those gorgeous sunsets, "God's fingers stretching over the desert." Beautiful!

Dawn said...

Those sunset pictures are awesome! I love God's handiwork. The trip sounds like fun, and daunting --

We had a great anniversary get-away, and now I need to do a post and catch up on everyone's doin's over the last two weeks!

How do the boys feel about the move possibility?

Yolanda said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year.