Bumby survived the trip quite well, but she and Stanley the Greyhound need to take it slow - "hurry out here Darcy", says Bumby, "I need a familiar furface!"
We arrived at Sammy and The Writer's house late Monday night and stayed up until about 3am EST. We try to do that our first night, that way we usually sleep in on LA time and it seems to cut down on time it takes to adjust to the time difference.
We met our lovely and very capable realtor, Martina, about 1:30 in the afternoon to start looking at rental possibilities.
Martina, leading the charge - she was amazing!
We had hemmed and hawed about hiring a real estate pro to help us look, but it turned out that it was money well spent and time saved. Martina had 11 properties lined up for us to look at that first afternoon. The question was, would Mr. Tennis hold up to all that house hunting, not his favorite thing.
With Martina driving and giving us background information on the areas we were looking in we headed off into "the valley" which the area north of LA is referred to. Mr. T's sales territory will be in this area and we thought this would be a good place to rent initially until we get more familiar with the different areas within LA County and what his territory boundaries will be in reality.
To answer that first question, Mr. T hung in there admirably and I give Martina a lot of credit for that because she made our drive times interesting and had every stop timed out so well.
See how enthusiastic he is? He even managed a dance step or two.
So did we find a good rental that first day?
But this isn't it! or any of the other contenders, simply a shot of Mr. Tennis showing his enthusiasm that the first day of looking was almost over...
We found one we liked and even have two back ups, one which we found during a shorter search with Martina this morning. We have submitted two applications for rental. Our first pick, and our back up pick. And we have a third choice, just in case.
So I will give you a sneak peek at our three choices and you can try and guess from these limited photos which one we may have selected for our first choice.
Is it option #1?
Or Option #3?
So which one is our first pick? Second?
My picture taking abilities were not good during this process. I was easily distracted, the lighting was questionable and I'm working off of Mr. T's computer which I'm not familiar with and don't know how to edit the pics as far as lighting, etc Our choices were based on walkability of neighborhood, easy access to major highways without being too near that noise is an issue, nice backyard for The Bostons (who have had no input into this decision - too bad for them!), comfortable living areas and room for home office for Mr. Tennis, and convenient shopping/eating/entertainment/gym/athletic facilities.
That said, we will see if our first choice application is accepted and we will go from there.
Next up: what's going on in Orlando in my absence and a look at the Newlywed's new home which is absolutely charming.
Boston Lady Out!