The day we’ve been waiting for has nearly arrived. We got the loan approved Monday, signed papers Wednesday, and — we’re told by our agent — will get the keys to the new house tomorrow, Friday. Yippee!! On Wednesday after work, we drove by the place and snuck into the back yard.
Since we got the accepted offer, there’s apparently been no attention paid to the yard or garden, and things are looking quite overgrown. The “lawn” is 6 inch high in weeds, and some of the garden plants are fading fast. On the positive side, a mystery tree, which was flowering when we last looked at the place, has revealed itself to be some sort of apple. So we’ve got a lemon and an apple tree in the back yard. And we’ve got lots of work ahead! Luckily we’re very excited about it.
Last weekend, we placed an online order for some seeds and a little seed incubator “bio dome,” so we’re looking forward to starting to cultivate our own new stuff. This California climate is so amazing for flowers and fruit, and we expect to spend as much time as possible out in the garden. Hopefully the little one will enjoy it, too.