Tuesday, 13 October 2009
On my last trip to California I avoided looking for the new home I need, as the never ending process had become annoying and boring,not something as important as home searching should be. On my present visit I have decided to search again and it seems like I have come up trumps in the first week. The house in question is in the Napa valley rather close to my sister Vinogirl and it has the requisite couple of acres and no passing traffic. The house itself unlike many I have viewed actually looks like a house and not a glorified shack (money doesn't go far in Napa) as it was built not too long ago by a German couple and seems to have some European influences whilst still remaining fundamentally American in feel and appearance. If all goes well I am sure I can make it a rather suitable place to make a future final move to America for family OTW. Unlike the period home project that I embarked upon in England recently,the house just requires large amounts of cosmetic work,trim,bathrooms etc to make it a perfect rural retreat, although my blogging friend Sippican Cottage would perhaps look askance at the large attached garage. The major problem that needs overcoming is the potential presence of boron toxicity in the water...what the hell is that?....it just doesn't sound good does it? If the well report (well? what century are we in?) says that my children will not end up glowing in the dark then an offer may be on the table.