Still Planning To Move

August 10, 2010

So — here’s where we are.  My client found a 3 bedroom/2 bath home (about 1500 square feet) on just over an acre of land in Los Lunas.  The acre is completely fenced.  Unfortunately, the house has only a one car garage, but the master plan (all in my head, of course) includes turning the existing garage into a dog room and adding on a 2-1/2 car garage.  The house-warming will be a “bring a tree and shovel” party because this was farmland, but it can be so very cool.  . . . maybe some ducks for the dogs to herd, and an agility field.  One of my longest-time friends suggested planting peach trees and have “Penni’s Peaches — U Pick ’em”.  The house is right around the corner from the site of the Valencia Valley shows.

My client also found a cash buyer for my townhouse.  The buyer has kids that will be going to school at UNM and they decided it made more sense to purchase an investment property than to have the kids rent for four years.  The townhouse across the street is occupied by a brother/sister who are attending UNM — so the plan is very logical.

I should know tomorrow whether this whole plot is really workable.  Think good thoughts!  I want me a tractor (John Deere, of course).

Other stuff:

Leidy is coming into season — Chase thinks she’s absolutely charming and she just wants to cavort.

Holmes will be going to the Topeka cluster with Wendy — but I’ve not found a ride back to Albuquerque for him (or to Amarillo where I could pick him up).

A criminal case on which I’ve been working since 2005 was dismissed today — talk about a happy client!


  1. Traci says:

    Good luck with the house stuff, Penni!

    Seems we have a mutual acquaintance there in ABQ… I have a friend who works for the DA there – small world, huh? 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear whether you get the cool place with the awesome land!! Fingers crossed for you!!! 🙂

  2. C-Myste says:

    Holding my breathe . . .
    I worry when things sound too good to be true!!

  3. Alden says:

    Fingers crossed. Hopefully, I can visit when I go out for the Fiery Food Show next March.

  4. Maryk says:

    Once this is a “go” we really need some pics here. Let’s see this new dog heaven.

    Best of luck – I would love to have that much room for my corgi to run!

  5. Julie says:

    yay!! Sounds like things are coming together. I’ll keep fingers and paws crossed for you.

  6. Amy says:

    Good luck, it sounds great and hopefully it will work out to plan. Fingers crossed that it will work out with Leidy too!

  7. Jean from NM says:

    We will welcome you to this part of the world. It sounds GREAT!

  8. Sharrie Brockhaus says:

    Gee, whiz!!! All of that and a John Deere, too. Glad to hear that you are a Deere. Up here we can use the colors twice……..once for the Deere’s in the shed and once for the Packers. The tractors are much more useful. Hope it all works out. It sounds great. I know how much my boys like to run on our path in the evening.

  9. Congrats! Sounds like everything is coming together housing-wise, and soon will be, more-adorable-baybeez-wise!

  10. Taryn says:

    Not only does it sound fantastic, it sounds like it is meant to be! Good Luck!

  11. sandy says:

    Moving? Will you still be driving to Albuquerque to practice…or is that over with too? Fenced? For cows–or dogs? Those short little legs will take some secure fencing. How fun and exciting! Oh, and the Deere, don’t waste your money on anything other than a big lawn tractor for an acre. Those babies are pricey and they will try to sell you post hole diggers, grooming mowers, brush hogs, blades, etc…and you just don’t need all that with an acre. (40 acres on the other hand will give our BIG New Holland a run for it’s money!) Now, yes…pictures please.

  12. Kathy M. says:

    Sounds fabulous, like it was all meant to fall into place. Fingers crossed that it all goes per plan! I’d bring a tree to plant!

  13. Holly says:

    I am too far away to come help plant a tree, but everything sounds wonderful! Good thoughts flowing your way with everything.

  14. Lybertygirl says:

    Sounds perfect – hope things work out!

  15. Lani says:

    I love it when a plan comes together! I’ve got my fingers crossed that it all works out!

  16. Kim says:

    Hanging on for a positive outcome!

    We have been all smiles since our move to the country two years ago. We love being on 3 acres!

  17. Léo says:

    How exciting! Fingers crossed your dream comes true.

  18. Gwendy & Darby says:

    OH Penni….. you have to make it work!!!

    I’ll never forget moving out of our old HOA’d neighborhood!!!! You will sleep better at night and enjoy your new neighbors!!! You can plant all the peach trees you want without written approval! Ha! I can’t tell you what a difference and what a stress reliever it was to get out of our old neighborhood and we didn’t even have a barking dog issue!!!! We lost sleep over gravel, the wrong COLOR bouganvilla plant, trash cans being put out too early, kids playing in the yard….. Go For The Freedom!!! 🙂

    Here…. David is “The Mayor” & i’m the “President of the HOA”… we can make decisions in no time!!! Ha!