Later in the day when they were gone to an event, we went back over so I could get some outside pictures. This is the driveway that Dan and his trusty tractor will widen just a little for me. Closer to the garage he will make it a little bigger to allow for guest parking. He discovered the utilities run alongside the right hand side, so it will remain the same.
This home, a modular set on a permanent foundation, was built to have the best view in the subdivision, so the front door is on the hill side with a nice stone walkway. That is a two car attached garage on the right as you walk in.
It is all landscaped beautifully, mostly with cactus and a few trees. My idea is to put an awning across the front walkway later on, to help keep sun off the front. Here's one I've never heard of before ... all the windows have a mirror coating that keeps UV light and heat OUT of the house and keeps snoopy people from seeing inside, yet you can see out perfectly.
As you walk around to the back, which is where I'll spend most of MY time, is a large patio with beautiful green grass, sloping down to a concrete block fence. It's not quite high enough to keep Jessie inside, so I'll have to come up with some decorative fence to increase it's height.
The view down one side of the patio ......
The view from the OTHER side of the patio, including the two palm trees. Yes that IS a hot tub, but it's going away. I had one once ... rarely used it because most of the time it wouldn't work.
It's a three bedroom two bath 2,000 sq. ft. home with new flooring and lots of extras like thicker insulation, thicker walls, a huge one year old outside cooling system (no noisy a.c. in the house) and the best of all ..... a FIREPLACE!! Well almost best of all ... here's the BEST part ... the view!! You can't see a single house from this back yard.
This is looking straight out to the bird and deer automatic watering station. There are sprinklers everywhere, along with drip irrigation that keeps the bird bath full for the animals. How cool is that?
This is the view off to the right. Yes, the trains are pretty close, but 90% of them are going East, down a slight slope, very slowly. Two passed by while we were there and honestly, you could barely hear them since the engines weren't pulling uphill. I do love trains, so I think it will be fun to sit and watch them go by. Just LOOK at that view!!
Can you find the cottontail (bottom left)? He came to drink while we were there, along with several quail and some dove. I think this is going to be just perfect.
Dan and I discussed the location of the motorhome pad, which will be right about here. The scrub brush will go, but the big tree to the left will stay. It will take quite a bit of fill dirt, but it's easily doable. I'm starting to get excited!!
We actually agreed on a price and shook hands ... sold. However ... since she is a realtor, there may or may not be a broker involved, and she still hasn't found a house for them to move to. So it becomes a waiting game. I'm ready to get inspections done and write the check, but you never know ... things can change in a flash. I've got my fingers crossed this all works out QUICKLY!!
The other good news is that they have WAY too much furniture for the size house she is looking for. I told them to leave whatever they didn't want and we would work something out. They also have visiting rights to come sit on the patio and watch the deer.
SO ... this morning after an early lunch with friends, I'll be back to Tucson International to grab my seat headed to Phoenix and be back home around 8 pm. I can't WAIT to see my puppies tomorrow morning!!