Originally Posted by Mortehl
This has been a real challenge. I have really strict requirements because of what I do for a living and my own hangups about growing up in a cramped apartment building as a kid.
First, I need any place I settle down to be within 10 miles of the company'* primary datacenter. Its not like I'm involved in the day to day issues anymore, but that thing is my firstborn. I want to be near.
Second, there'* an aqueduct right near my house with over 50 miles of trails and preserves. Mrs. Mortehl and I have grown rather attached to walking and biking on it. We want to be close to it. Right now we need to walk accross it to get to where our cars are parked, but the new place is a couple blocks from another section of the trail. Best of both worlds.
I can't believe i didn't notice this new development sooner. There'* 4 new homes being put up. We claimed the one that most represented both of our desires. Hers that there is space for an English garden, plus space in the back for an herb garden. Mine for space where I can park baby for the winter, plus leave the beater out.
Luckily, we're not quite that picky. We want a 2 bedroom (minimum) house we can afford primarily. But, we also want a decent yard where The Missus can garden (flowers and veggies), and I can grill and hopefully soon actually barbeque. I want a 2 car garage with a driveway.
Oh, and Nate can tell you about this one, a decent sized bathroom....
Sounds like you have our dream home, but it also sounds like you have a better budget.