Last week we popped up to Nevada City to do a little house hunting. It’s an adorable, historical town, several hours from the SF bay Area. No one commutes to Silicon Valley from here but the prices are still not what I would call low.
I fell head over heels for this cedar home high on a ridge, with stunning views looking west. It was amazing and rang lots of bells for us.
The views went on forever and were breathtaking. The only sound we could hear were birds and a babbling brook, down the hill below.
Sadly, it was at the end of a long gravel road, with very few neighbors. Isolated is not what I’m looking for. I want to live in a community. We headed back to town to meet a realtor for a tour of what’s on the market. The answer was not much. Inventory is low so the options were slim.
The weather wasn’t cold but it wasn’t warm either so I wore my ruana that came on and off throughout the day.
We looked at this “fixer-upper” which sat on a wonderful lot, in a great neighborhood, walking distance to town. This one, however, wasn’t really a fixer-upper… it was more a scrape off and start from scratch. That’s more than we care to do at this stage in our lives.
This old stove was amazing. Although the house was vacant, the old muffin tins and cooking sheets were still in the oven.
After a quick refueling at Java John’s, we headed home with lots to talk about.
It was a long day, with very little to show for it but we did learn how much decluttering we have to do before we can put our own house on the market.
Thanks for reading and have a great week. I will be decluttering closets and cupboards.
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