A Big Move

Hey! I have a blog!

It’s been a while. I’m going to forgo the usual lamentation about that.

Instead, I’m going to get right to it: A week or two ago we sold our condo, and today we bought a house!

I am very stoked about this. I’ve wanted a house for a long, long, long time. I’ve gone on about that on this very blog, and I’ve tried to make the best of our condo. And we have made the best of our condo. It’s small, but it’s our home. It’s in the thick of things. It’s the first place we owned. I brought two babies home here. I’ll miss it.

Our new place though, isn’t far away. That’s because we love this part of town. It’s near Summit Park, where we’d often walk to from here. Usually, on the way, we’d look at the houses and wish we could live in one like that one day. I may have even thought that about the one we bought in particular. It’s up on a hill in one of the largest Garry oak meadows in Victoria. It has a great view. From the house you can see downtown, the water, and the Olympic mountains in Washington. One thing I’ve found in our apartment is I like the view from the 4th floor. I didn’t think I’d get a better one when we moved to a house, but by gum, it turns out we did!

It’s a standard issue 1957 Bungalow. It’s not a big house, but that’s fine. It’s got 3 bedrooms upstairs, and an unfinished basement and garage downstairs. We’re thinking we’ll put a suite into the basement. That will be the next odyssey. Selling our last place and finding this one was our last odyssey – we might take an odyssey break for a while.

How about some photos? Here are the ones they sold it to us with:

5 thoughts on “A Big Move

  1. Congratulations!!! What an awesome house! Things I love:

    The kitchen!!
    The backyard!!
    The view!!

    What an awesome find! May you experience many awesome new things in that home!

  2. Mike!

    Congrats to you, Julie, and the kids! I definitely have a soft spot for bungalows and this one looks beautiful. Holly cow, what a view…. Also, I don’t know how large the back yard is, but it looks enormous for a smaller house – your boys will spend a lot of time out there!

  3. Congratulations Mike, Julie, Cooper and Farley!!!
    Looks like a great house, in a great area. The backyard looks perfect for the kids to run around and play – and for BBQs and such.

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