Settlement on our new house purchase won’t be until October 30, so we still have about 5 weeks to go before we pick up the keys. I can’t wait!
Meanwhile, we have a ton of work to do on our current house to get it ready for sale. The big red dust storm didn’t help – now everything needs a really good clean again! And we have the photographer coming tomorrow to do the photos. I hope it comes up OK!
Anyway, below are the promised photos of our new house, lifted from the real estate agent’s web site. It’s a fair bit smaller than our current house, but I think that will be a good thing. We have way too much junk, and we need to force ourselves to be more disciplined in accumulating and hoarding. It’s on an acre, though, with some mature fruit and nut trees and lots of established native trees and shrubs, plus a small dam.
**Update:** I thought an aerial view of the house from Google Maps might be interesting as well. Our property is the one marked with an A, and is bounded by the tree lines and the road. Up in the back corner you can see the shed, and down in the front right corner (just to the right of the A) is a small dam. The house faces pretty much due north, and the land has a fairly gently slope down towards the road. The surrounding countryside is lush dairy farms, so it’s a beautiful outlook.