Just want to share the pictures of my new -- old house...
and the AMAZING story about it...
As most of you know, I was living in a high rise, very small apartment in the heart of Waikiki.
I was packed into every inch of space in the 600 sq. ft. apartment.
I always wished for more room for my yarns, beads and other "treasures"...
You will learn from my experience that you have to be careful of what you wish for ...
..as your wish might be fulfilled.
I had guests for dinner in September, it seems as if all conversations seem to get around to the
topic of the economy. My friends made the remark that it was the time to buy a home in
Bakersfield, where my son lives, and where my kids were raised, and was home for many years.
OH so long ago....I also have dear, dear friends here, also.
My dinner guests left, and after spending 3 hours on the computer looking at houses in
Bakersfield, I found an unbelievable 4.000 sq ft home, in a 55 and over community, with a pool
and beautiful grounds..for under $200,000. I wrote to the listing office, and my son went to see
the house and was amazed...should say "Blown Away" ...This house is next to a park where he
hunted polywogs when he was in elementary school, and did not know this community existed..
About 2 months after I first viewed the house on the internet it was mine,
and I was STILL IN HAWAII, AND HAD NOT SEEN THE HOUSE...
Talk about Crazy...THAT is crazy...
On Thanksgiving eve, I flew from Honolulu, upon arrival in Bakersfield, my son took me to my
new home...I felt like I had walked into a 4 star * * * * hotel...
it was unfurnished and was an "empty palette "
It was amazing..
It wasn't long before I had the basics, beds, tables, etc.
I feel like Cinderella at the Ball...
only my clock does not have midnight on it...
I have a yard for the first time in 30 years..and I'm enjoying it...Some of the bushes were so over
grown and had many years of dead leaves on the branches, and fungus growth...I had to hire a
man and his truck to haul away the piles of clippings that I had cut..so now its spring, these
bushes are putting on new growth... and I have spent a lot of time planting, now pulling
weeds...and loving it..
|My office/family room...where I keep the stoma covers and hats that are
finished...shown is the area where I have my computer, receive your emails..
|The back of the house...
My Grandson Tom and me..
I'm proud of my grandsons...
Tom is in the sheriff department
and his brother is in the military...
|The common area...my yard is in the foreground.
There is a large pool, that will soon be warm
enough to use...
|I have been so busy with getting settled that I have neglected the web site
and have not been productive...I miss making the hats and stoma covers
and mostly miss the emails and personal stories they bring...
but I'M BACK NOW