Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Princess OTW examines the grapes brix during a break in our house hunting. The hunt for a new house in Napa has proved interesting and educational. I am well versed in all the quirks of English housing but I am a confessed novice at the mysteries of American housing. It is initially difficult to see past the relative feeling of flimsiness that houses here seem to engender so I have to remind myself that weather conditions mean that here in California it is not necessary to live in a triple insulated bunker...luckily. I have found a property that seems to fill most of my criteria...house, guest house, land and room for radical rebuilding.....now I just need owners to realise that prices have dropped rather rapidly lately! I will probably put a formal offer in later this week after I get some advice on well etc....a well!...what the hell is that all about?