Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Our future estate, in Burns Oregon...

It's been a long running theme, Andrew wanting to escape to the wide-open "nothingness" of Eastern Oregon..."I'll go live in a trailer in Burns"...

So when I returned to our hotel room one evening (during our visit last week), after walking Lila, and told him I'd found our future estate for sale, he was a little intrigued. I figured it was a bonus that there was both an established business and the space for an Airbnb...

Not really the type of business I ever thought we'd own, but when in Rome, right?

The garage needs a little TLC...

But the house itself has some (questionable) improvements.

I wonder if the ladder on the roof is included in the sale?

The garden comes with a nice driftwood collection (is it driftwood when it's in the high desert? I suppose not) and a jaunty wheelbarrow.

Along with some great Halloween decorations!

Weather Diary, Oct 2: Hi 65, Low 49/ Precip .02"

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22 comments:

  1. Love it, but especially the driftwood and the skulls! My little collection of nature's treasures on my back porch includes a tiny rodent skull. I assumed one of the local cats left it in my garden. Husbands all seem to want to escape to somewhere, don't they? Mine just wants a little house beside some railroad tracks so he can watch trains pass by all day. My nightmare from hell.

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    1. Oh my, I'm with you on the house by the tracks!

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  2. Nothing a little ellbow grease can't fix!

    I can already see the name of your store: "The Well-Armed Agave."

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  3. Oh, that's so you. Just needs a few of your best touches.

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    1. And several (tens of) thousands of my dollars...

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  4. Talk about two incredibly artistic people who could make any place shine....you'd both be a breath of fresh air in that area and then we could be long distance neighbors because I dream of living around Seneca, Oregon. (still working on my hubby though..lol)

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    1. I found this on Seneca, Oregon: "During another top-10 event, which occurred in February 1933, the temperature at Seneca reached −54 °F, the lowest ever recorded in Oregon"... YIKES!

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  5. Well, I think real estate dreams add a little extra spice when traveling but I'm not sure this is the place for you...

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    1. Put this little gem in Southern Ca though and I'd be all over it! (okay maybe not still...)

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  6. Congratulations on finding such a lovely fixer. It's nice that the garage is already shedding it's roof so that you can easily convert it into a greenhouse. How much grease do your elbows have?

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    1. Looking on the positive side yet again...

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  7. IF anyone can make this special, my money is on you and Andrew! The first sale for your upcoming nursery would be a couple of the skulls heading to my new abode. Thanks, I sincerely appreciate the gratis postage!

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    1. See now I've got my first sale and we haven't even opened yet!

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  8. Now THAT'S a fixer-upper! ;)

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    1. I'm thinking the exterior just needs to be covered in some sort of shellac to keep that excellent patina of time...

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  9. All that wild and dry country! And the future HQ of "Danger's Guns, Ammo, and Botanicals"? Naw, I like Gerhard's business name better!

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    1. Ya Gerhard was pretty creative...

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  10. This is a good compromise between Portland and the Arizona desert. Arid enough for your thorny friends, but close enough to all the fabulous NW nurseries.
    I can't wait to see what you do with the place: the chrome chimney already goes well with some of the planters you made recently.

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  11. I can see it now! You and Andrew, living the dream! Actually, we have a friend who lives in John Day, and she's grown to like it.

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  12. You could work wonders with the place, I'm sure.

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