ICE working on phone line
One step closer to internet in the house.
May already! Where has the time gone? Happy Cinco De Mayo to those who celebrate. It’s strange to think we’ve been living here for close to four months. It seems like only a few weeks. We’ve gotten word from family in Arizona that the heat is arriving. We are still enjoying weather in the 70’s on warm days low 80’s. You should see us run for the fan when the temperature nears 80 degrees. What a change! We’ve found warm afternoons are a great time to watch rented movies with popcorn and a fan.
The big news of late is that we’ve finally closed on our property and Bill has completed the installation of propane on our Izuzu Rodeo.
All I can say about the conversion to propane is that Bill is desperate to talk to people about it. He’s so proud. If anyone is interested please email questions for him. He’ll be tickled to death!!!!
We are now the proud owners of just over an acre on the top of a hill in the town of Berlin. The property is twenty minutes from our rental house and fifteen from central San Ramon. The elevation is just less
One of our visitors
This is one of the small guys. :)
than 5,000 feet, something like 4989 ft, I believe.
We’ve been up to the property twice since it officially became ours. The other night we drove up to walk the property line to give me a better perspective and catch the sunset. It was a cloudy evening so not the best sunset. Last Sunday night we drove up for Bill to see the night view of the city lights below. We were surprised to see millions of fireflies. Callista and I are looking forward to catching and setting them free.
What a treat to see Bill’s face as he surveys his kingdom. Bear never wants to leave the property; it’s a struggle each time to get him into the car. Callista, she couldn’t be happier with the thought of living on top of the world. Me…I couldn’t be more content. The property has a really good feeling for all of us The moment we first set foot on the property both Bill and I knew this is where we belonged. No other property would do.
The building of the house will take a while. In the states one could use the yellow pages to find a reputable
person and check them out with the better business bureau or licensing agency. It doesn’t work that way here. It’s dangerous to trust a person on someone else’s word if you don’t know the first person well. It is necessary to build personal relationships here to be able to do business with confidence.
So, while it may seem we aren’t progressing in terms of building our house we are doing things that will help us choose people we trust to build our dream house. It will be much better to build with confidence than be worried about the entire process for as long as it takes and for years after completion.
Our life here is about the journey, not about just getting what we want.
Jennifer, Bill, Callista and Bear
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