I'd like to bring them all even if I have to give two of them away once I get there. I'm hoping other residents might take one or two. They are all friendly and healthy. One is 12 years old and the other three are around 7 or 8, which is middle age for cats. Some cats can live into their 20's, so they all have many years left.
My house is for sale, but since I'm not quite ready to move until I have a place to move to, it isn't in the multiple listings yet. My broker is Arnie Urbick at Realty ONE Group BMC Associates. Arnie brought over several potential buyers Saturday afternoon to look at the house. There's very little listed under $600K right now, and only condos and townhouses.
My house is being sold as-is, and needs cleaning, interior painting, and kitchen remodeling, but it is very solid and in an excellent location in south San Ramon. It is 3 bedrooms, 1121 sq. ft., with a nice yard that backs up to South San Ramon Creek, with no rear neighbors and a fabulous view of the hills at sunset.
Some prospects criticized the small galley kitchen and 1-1/2 baths, but the kitchen could be moved into the 120 sq. ft. "dining room," and the galley could be walled off into a Master Bath. I had this internal remodel estimated a few years ago at $15K using the existing appliances. New appliances might add another $2 to $5K tops.
There's room to expand the house on the north side or back. I also have 7000 gallons of rainwater storage and 1.9Kw solar system. If anyone reading this is interested, contact Arnie at [email protected]
My other "moving" experience yesterday was my attempt to ride my tricycle up the Iron Horse Trail to Jay Vee Liquors to buy a new lottery ticket. I typically use the same numbers and buy a multiplay ticket. My ticket expired on Wednesday, so I had to buy a replacement before Saturday night. I'm superstitious that if I don't have a ticket my numbers will come up. I also had $9 in winnings on my old ticket.
I rode my trike up to Montevideo two weeks ago to buy milk, but I didn't try to ride all the way to the Extra Mile store at the Chevron Station or the Jay Vee Liquors on Terrazzo Circle. Instead I rode my trike back home and ordered online from Safeway.
This time I did try to ride to Jay Vee, but I couldn't make it all the way. The Iron Horse Trail is mostly uphill from Cal High to Montevideo, but Montevideo is even more uphill. I got about as far as Torreon Avenue and gave up.
My friend Sally walked up the trail with me for moral support. Sally said I was pedaling too hard and needed to slow down, but then I wouldn't keep up the momentum I needed. I was breathing heavy but that wasn't from the pedaling, it was from the pollen and allergens along the trail.
Sally admired the lush grasses and how fresh they smelled, but I couldn't smell anything and could hardly breathe. So Sally left me sitting on the curb on Montevideo and one of the side streets and rode my trike back home to get her car. I sat there for about 45 minutes. Several people drove by and offered to give me a ride. One lady was particularly nice. She was worried I might be injured, but I was just tired out.
As it turned out I was literally "tired out." When Sally got back she said one of the rear tires on the trike was almost flat and it was very hard to pedal. So it wasn't just me. All three tires must be inflated to 40 psi or it isn't easy to ride.