Friday, May 09, 2008

Wherever I lay my hat...

Well, it is officially official, if it wasn't already. Husband has found us a home to rent in Los Angeles. Actually, he found it last week, and there was a frenzy of uploading and downloading pictures, rental agreements, and scanned photo IDs. And then, **poof**! It was ours. Did I mention that I spent much of last week breathing into a brown paper bag? Again.

When Husband first went out to LA, when we were still in the "feeling out the situation" stage of this process, I told him to take a mental snapshot of our neighborhood/community and to go find it out in Los Angeles. And what do you know? He did.

Here, I can walk to Barnes & Noble and Starbucks. There, I can walk to Barnes & Noble and Starbucks.

Here, we can amble our way to several eateries with cute little outside patios. There, we can amble our way to several eateries with cute little outside patios.

Here, we have friends with a kid Ethan's age, right down the street. There? Can you believe I'm going to say it? We have friends with kids around Ethan's age, right down the street. One of Husband's co-workers found a home for his family in the same neighborhood.

I have to hand it to Husband--he did exactly what I asked him. The house itself is bigger, has a white-picket fence, thank you very much, AND a lemon tree in the back yard. I don't really know how a girl can ask for much more than that, right?

9 comments:

KMW said...

The first house I rented on CA had a lemon tree in the back yard. It's the only thing I could tell people, "AND it has a LEMON TREE!" I had moved from Brooklyn to Palo Alto and therefore to a world of lemon trees. I thought I was on a different planet or in some alternate universe where I might also see a lollipop growing on the street. Turns out it was just the West coast.

Welcome! Congrats!

Becca said...

Oh gosh it sounds PERFECT! I'm so jealous of all you have within walking distance. And think, it'll be warmer there so you can take advantage of it all year round!

Erica said...

Yay! That sounds wonderful. :) Hopefully, Los Angeles will feel like home, the momement you pull into the driveway.

Amy said...

The hubs gets some serous props for that one! I think it will be a great adventure for you all. I am so jealous!

Not to mention, you will now have In N Out! That's the best reason to visit the West Coast, much less live there.

Also, I feel compelled to say "When life hands you a lemon tree in your backyard..."

Husband said...

And there's a DSW within walking distance too... I rock! LOL

Tress said...

I was going to just offically say BOOOO on the whole officialness of this move, but then Evil Amy had to go and bring up In N Out...how I loved In N Out...

Sue said...

Sounds like everything is coming together very nicely. Do you need a lemon meringue pie recipe?!

Alice said...

Sounds great! Good luck on your new adventure. I see someone already made the life gives you lemons joke, so I'll just say enjoy the sun, and keep up the posts! Can't wait to see E close his first film deal!

Kita said...

Evie has already invited people from here over to her house for "fresh squeezed orange juice...from our backyard!" You guys can come over for juice and we'll head to your place for lemonade...