Sunday, June 29, 2008

Still Sans House

Alas, still no house for the Ritter clan. The one we were looking at fell through. We got into a sort of "bidding war" with another couple and they were willing to go with a 2-year lease and we weren't. Classic bait and switch and probably totally unethical. We are not dealing with that rental company anymore. We started looking on base at housing. One is available but is, at this point, an absolute last resort. It is a bit on the snug side and the wife would have a killer commute everyday to take the kids to school. We're holding out for a house on Fox Island that definitely looks promising. It's going to mean a 40-45 minute commute each way to work for me, but I told the wife that "I'd do it for her and the kids." Made some MAJOR points there. In actuality, the house is huge on a corner lot with a nice view of the Puget Sound. There's also a hottub on the back porch. Last time we drove through the neighborhood there was a doe with her young fawn munching on a neighbor's bushes. My older boys immediately mentioned the possibility of "front porch hunting." Aspiring rednecks...

We will hopefully hear something later this week about whether we can have the house or not. Keep us in your prayers. The walls are really closing in on us in our billeting room.

3 comments:

Rick said...

If I remember correctly, the Kirks have a spacious garage that might be available.

Or your old place on Carterhill Drive.

Todd said...

I agree with Rick. The Kirks are very hospitable.

James said...

You are welcome to occupy the garage. It has a fully stocked refrigerator. Though Fox Island would be nice, though if you are going to cross the Narrows Bridge every day, you should know that the first one fell down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mclp9QmCGs