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Fata Morgana
2008-02-27 14:38
WE HAVE A PLACE!
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After a month of on-and-off searching and reshufflings of potential housemates based on sundry, sometimes contradictory, constraints, corpsefairy and I finally have a house! It's a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath Victorian in Hayward, probably 125 years old but well-maintained, just a few blocks from a quaint but active and architecturally beautiful downtown and less than a mile from BART. We've already tried and approved of the local Thai restaurant there. starchy will be joining us as a third housemate.

It has hardwood floors and stained glass windows in the living/dining area, and original moulding and wainscoting!



And look at the sweet W.C.!



The kitchen's funky but workable. (Check out those scalloped cupboards.) But it has a dishwasher!



It has an old-fashioned porch. We'll have to procure some comfy chairs for it. In the front there's a white picket fence and three medium-sized redwood trees. starchy couldn't take a picture of the outside (we saw it at night), so I'll rely on a gmaps streetview screenshot for this one.



And it has a foyer of sorts, leading into the dining room. You can see the kitchen and laundry room beyond. (The living room's on the right, the small third bedroom/office on the left.)



There's a yard and storage shed, and I can plant a garden.

Our move-in date is March 15, which is later than I'd like, but they wanted to make some plumbing repairs first. (Hope that isn't going to be an ongoing problem. But it's good that they're actually *making* the repairs, I suppose.)

On a related note, we're in the market for a cheap but reasonably efficient refrigerator and washer/dryer set. Craigslist has a ton of posts, of course, but any other leads?
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threadwalker
threadwalker
2008-02-27 22:56 (UTC)
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Congrats!
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2008-02-27 23:47 (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm excited. It's only a half hour on BART from the city!

Expect many parties and bab5 gatherings in the future!
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catachthonian
catachthonian
2008-02-28 00:03 (UTC)
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Yay...congratulations! And a white picket fence, too.
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The Limitless Potential of a Slap to the Face: santastic
starchy
2008-02-28 01:43 (UTC)
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picture_keywordsantastic
Yay!


Photos by yours truly and scary Google van dude.
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jillB
jilflirt
2008-02-28 02:41 (UTC)
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Looks really nice!
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Liz
stellae
2008-02-28 03:03 (UTC)
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Glad you got it after all! So pretty!!!

And the 15th will come before you know it. :-) (Also, totally looking forward to the sewing and dancing and bab5s and general merriment to commence!)
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Robynne
corpsefairy
2008-02-28 03:24 (UTC)
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Oh yes.. there will be much sewing. And bab5. And merriment.
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Becca
rebbyribs
2008-02-28 03:28 (UTC)
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Lovely house! Congratulations, and I hope you all enjoy being roommates. :-)

I wrote a post back in May about buying a washer and dryer. If you decide to go for a High Efficiency model, you can get rebates from both EBMUD and PG&E that may make it worthwhile. If you order it online, you can go through Ebates and get an additional couple percent off the cost.

We're getting to the time of the year when clotheslines work really well, so you might be able to put off getting a dryer until you see a *really* good deal.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2008-02-28 19:09 (UTC)
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Great -- thanks! I had forgotten about that post (though I vaguely remembered that there had been discussions), so I'm glad you reminded me. :~)
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Jeff
composerjk
2008-02-28 03:41 (UTC)
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Yay! Congratulations!
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shallwedance_
shallwedance_
2008-02-28 04:22 (UTC)
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Congratulations! It looks really nice. Enough hardwood floor for some dancing? :)
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2008-02-28 19:08 (UTC)
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Yes indeed!
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Kris
anemone
2008-02-28 05:25 (UTC)
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Yeah!
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Darcy
darcydodo
2008-02-28 07:51 (UTC)
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That is indeed totally awesome!

On the other hand, I somehow missed the bit where you stopped looking for a place with linley. ;)
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2008-02-28 19:07 (UTC)
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She wanted to live on the peninsula; if we had found a place over there we still were going to, but she made it clear that if it was in the east bay (and I was keeping options open, given that I wasn't seeing much of anything good anywhere in our price range), she wasn't interested.
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guardmisfit
guardmisfit
2008-02-28 21:25 (UTC)
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Yay! Happy for you. :)
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Sam
edge_of_within
2008-02-29 21:58 (UTC)
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I'm so totally jealous.
Congrats!
Can't wait to see it!
Let me know if you're ever shopping for a 4th housemate!
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ext_92692
2008-03-31 06:08 (UTC)
Congratulations!
Congratulations on finding a new place.
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