Dixie Darr

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Something Better Came Along

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Just as I was getting ready to make an offer on the place I told you about in the last past, something better came along.
This is another one-bedroom condo two miles from Olde Town Arvada. It has several things the other one didn’t have. For example, it has a front porch and a garage, a separate laundry room, air conditioning and a fireplace. It’s almost twenty years newer than the last one and in much better shape.
It still needs hardwood floors in the living room/dining room/kitchen, plus a new sink and countertops. I’d need to buy a refrigerator, washer and dryer. The bathroom floor has some damage, but that’s it. Best of all is that it doesn’t stink of smoke.
Now for the downside. The location is not especially “walkable”–no shops or restaurants to walk to. Well, there is a Super Target about six blocks away, but the streets aren’t pedestrian friendly.
Back on the plus side is a wilderness trail along a creek only two blocks from the unit and a great view of the mountains. I could watch the sunset every night from my porch.
Alas, it looks as if this one isn’t meant to be. I’ve run into some snags with getting my house on the market.
So, maybe the right place for me is still out there somewhere. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that I can find what I want in my price range. Someday all the angst, frustration, dashed hopes and confusion will be behind me. If it doesn’t kill me first.