Sunday, February 18

in which margaret twitches her left cheek at will

enid and the man have a house. well, they have a house if the mortgage goes through, the vendor doesn't resort to the kind of dirty tactics the last one did, and the market for kidneys is bullish. (so please don't uncross those fingers just yet.) on saturday morning enid and tm sat in their future living room and signed a stack of papers thicker than belgium.

the house is victorian. (oddly, americans describe the eras of their older houses using british monarchs.) no-one knows exactly when it was built, because the original papers were lost in the 1906 earthquake, but it looks exactly the same as other turn of the century houses around. it's in the mission district, which was built on the ranches of the original spanish-mexican settlers and still has a large latino population. the mission is known as being one of san francisco's sunnier areas, well away from the fog belt on the west of the city - and yesterday it was showing its happiest face. it was 21 degrees and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. enid stood in her future garden by her future lemon tree (laden with fruit) and thought that her luck, after two long years, was changing.

10 comments:

Wendz said...

It sounds fantastic..I can lamost imagine it. I do hope it all goes through...fingers are crossed.

tinks said...

tinks thinks it sounds good. she also hopes that everything goes smoothly.

ChrisB said...

enid this sounds fantastic, sam was telling me earlier today that a friend of hers has just bought a house in the mission area. Hope all goes to plan for you.

Ailsa said...

Congratulations, it sounds lovely.

Stephen said...

Well done. Houses that survived the 1906 jobbie are supposed to be pretty safe. Hasn't been an EQ over there for over a week now (nearest was in Oakland a week ago).

enid said...

thanks everyone. it's not certain yet, so please keep those fingers crossed. stephen, me dear, you remember more than most that enid is an earthquake veteran from tokyo days. that ski lift experience was one of enid's worst moments...

Beccy said...

Congratulations Enid, it sounds wonderful, fingers crossed it all goes to plan.

enid said...

thanks beccy. it's stressful dealing with the mortgage stuff during the long flight back to molvania, but enid and the man have all their fingers and toes crossed.

Sally Lomax said...

It sounds great.

I dread to think of the bureaucracy you are going to encounter buying and selling across continents. Great blog potential - but I don't envy you!!!!

enid said...

hi sally - there's more bureaucracy on its way as enid types. don't you just love financial institutions and their rules and regulations?