Saturday, June 28, 2008

Here I Sit All Broken-Hearted

One of our big projects over the past months has been to plot out our lives after retirement, and a big part of that was the plan to relocate to Austin, Texas and spend our summers in Maine. Pappy is decidedly in the equation, because he will be a spry eight-year-old when I hope to pull the trigger.

Dream HouseToday I was supposed to be down in Texas looking at our dream home. Near Deep Eddy pool, it is a mere hop-skip-and-jump from the great Town Lake trail. More importantly it is striking distance from Redbud Island, an off-leash area known to haters everywhere as Doggy-doo Island. So what if the house is purple and has an oddball driveway that looks like a graphic designer's nightmare (what were they thinking?), it has a great studio out back! My life of making art and tending to Pappy's every need was perfectly mapped out.

Unfortunately I got the call yesterday from our realtor just hours before I was supposed to fly down that the house is under contract. I need to go now, my wife is in mourning.

8 comments:

Gus said...

do not be despondent. We "lost" our first find in Mayemphis, only to find one on Craig's List! We think we like it even better. And it isn't purple.

gussie

Peanut said...

Oh I'm sorry. Hopefully there will be another house. Maybe not a purple one this time.

Amici said...

Gee, that was an awfully cute house. It looked like it came out of a story book. Hopefully another one will come your way.

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Pappy,

I am so glad you are back to blogging. I've missed you a bunch.
I just found out today that you were back.

Sorry about the house. It sure is cute. Maybe them other peoples contract won't go through. I don't live that far from Austin and it sure would have been great if we could have visited some time.

Love ya Mona

The Brat Pack said...

I have to say I love that house! Sorry about it being under contract, hopefully there is something better "down the road". :)

Maryann

Murphey said...

Keep Looking, Austin is AWESOME!

Murph

Jackson said...

Hey pals, don't worry! I'm sure a less purple house will turn up soon. J x

naughtydogcafe.com said...

Oh, there I was, so very jealous, even if it is a little purple!

You see so many ads now that have some variation of "Moving, need good home for...", that it's almost a surprise when you run across something like this - a dog's needs being factored into a move!

Thank you!