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Bougainvillea and New Grass 7

No tangerine and pomegranate maple trees here, at least not yet (we do get a few). Fall colors in SF include brilliant spreads of bougainvillea, and bright green hillsides of grass shooting through the brown summer grass. The air has a chill to it, but the sky is blue on my morning walk today. Fall is my favorite time anywhere, but especially here where summers are so disappointingly gray and cold.

Am getting slower walking up the (MANY) hills around here but still trying to walk a few days a week. I do prenatal yoga twice a week too, which helps with the random aches of being six months pregnant. This little one moves a ton, and often makes me smile as he wriggles around while I work on my thesis or sit on the couch next to JJ at night looking for our house.

If you own your house, how long did it take to find it? We’ve been looking for about 2 1/2 months…


  1. Claire

    11/10/2011 at 9:15 pm

    It took about 3 months of active searching, but we’d already narrowed down our location quite a bit by the time we started really looking….”he”?????….. We are having another “she”….hooray for little ones 🙂

    • Cherry

      11/11/2011 at 6:00 pm

      We’ve narrowed down our location too, Claire. That took about a month. And I feel like now we’re just waiting for the right house to come on the market in the area we’re interested in. Doesn’t help that it’s the very lowest of the low season right now.

      And yes – we’re having a boy! That’s so fun you’re having another little girl!

      • Claire

        11/11/2011 at 8:53 pm

        Sometimes it really just takes waiting for the stars to align. If you’re ever out in the East Bay we should try to get together 🙂

  2. Megsie

    11/10/2011 at 11:19 pm

    When we first got married, we lived in a condo. We did love it there. Then my parents sat me down and told me they wanted to move into a condo, but would only move if we bought their house. So we did. I loved that house. I still do, and still miss it. But when the TWINS arrived we needed another bedroom. We looked, and then stopped looking. Then, we decided to add on to our house. We had someone come out, told them exactly what we wanted and they planned on coming back in a week with the plans. During that week, I began to worry. REVAMPING our HOUSE? With a 3 year old and two 18 month olds? What about NAP TIME??? How would THAT WORK? Jeff started panicking too. By the time they came back, we already knew that we didn’t want to live in a construction zone. Funny thing happened then. THE NEXT DAY, Jeff found our house. We closed in one month. We got our house ready, and put it on the market while I painted this house. Amazing. It seems like the universe just unravels sometimes. Good luck! Oh, and the only thing I miss about being pregnant is the little kickers in there! How fun!

    • Cherry

      11/11/2011 at 5:58 pm

      Can I have some of your house luck please Meg??? 🙂

  3. lizardek

    11/11/2011 at 4:07 pm

    Well, we built this one and it took FOREVER to find a house model that suited us both. I think we looked for almost a year, through MILLIONS of home style books. MILLIONS. And then it took another 8 months to build to the point we could move it. and honestly? It’s STILL not finished!

    • Cherry

      11/11/2011 at 5:57 pm

      WOW, Liz. We dream of building our own house, but not for this first one. I want to live in a house for a while that’s ours first, after living in apartments for years. 8 months doesn’t seem to bad though… I thought it would take a year+ for a house to be livable…


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