Here is a picture of our new (new to us) home shortly after we bought it in September. The boom truck in the backyard is thinning an oak tree, they had just removed a huge oak tree that was covering most of the house. The base of that tree was about five feet from the house and we were worried about the tree breaking and falling on the roof. Also the insurance company wanted it gone before writing a policy on the house. We had the ceilings scraped (popcorn) and retextured and new carpet installed. It is so nice to be back in a one story home!
December 7, 2013. We thought we were leaving the snow behind when we left Spokane WA, I guess it followed us. We awoke to between 4 and 6 inches of snow this morning. We don't need to go anywhere today so no big deal. It is so beautiful and it does not last very long up here. We did have at least one casualty from the snow. A rather large branch on an oak tree out in the front yard broke from the weight of the snow and is hanging down on the ground. I guess I know what I will be doing next week. Boy am I glad we had that large tree that was covering the house removed!
This is Graces' little Scotty trailer sitting between the house and my shop. Grace loves having it there so she can go out and "play" whenever she feels the urge to do so. Yesterday was a "burn day" so I spent the day at our burn pile (out behind the shop) getting rid of all the dead branches the sellers left us and the dead ones I thinned from some of the trees. Just in a nick of time! We are so glad to be back home in California! We have come to appreciate seasons and will appreciate the shorter winters here in Coarsegold.
I was born and have lived my entire life in the state of California. My parents moved to the little town of Thousand Oaks in 1959. The first year there, we did not even have a school. We had to go to school in makeshift classes in a cul-de-sac of new homes. The town has since turned into a beautiful town with a population of over 100,000. I married the girl I dated in high school and for some reason, she still keeps me around (35 years and counting). About 10 years ago we moved to a smaller community about 7-8 miles away in an attempt to re-capture that small town feel. Oh I forgot to mention that in 1976 we were blessed with the birth of a wonderful daughter. Our daughter married about the same time we moved (10 years ago) and now we are all getting ready to make the next journey in our lives. We are going to be moving to the Spokane area (in 2007) of Washington state. We are hoping to be able to buy homes as near to each other as possible (on acreage). Look out Spokane, here we come!