Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Opinion?

We're looking at real estate in New Orleans.

What do you think?



As soon as I'm able to travel, we will be going back to New Orleans to look at houses again. I need to see my Lake Ponchartrain. The bayous. Some lagniappe. Beignets. Cafe au lait. French Quarter juju.


All the family on Bing's side. I want to wear my sundresses and go barefoot. Lay in a hammock and look up at Spanish moss.

I want, I want, I want......

The more I look at houses for sale, the more I wonder what we're waiting for.....

20 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Just what are you waiting for Momma, hmmm?

Is there anything more fun than looking at houses, and daydreaming? And let's face it, the weather would certainly be easier on your arthritis. The house in the video has a great, eclectic, '20's-'30's vibe with a fabulous kitchen, and the back garden would certainly be easy to maintain. Or as easy as gardens in New Orleans can be.

Shelley said...

Lawfrog here though it's posting under my name. Seriously, what are you waiting for? If finances aren't an issue, let Liv graduate high school with her class and then move ASAP! Enjoy life, you've earned that, the both of you!

Teacher Cynthia said...

You might be darned happy with that house!! I loved in Bolsa for 2 years. It is a town of much heart.

Teacher Cynthia said...

New Orleans!

John Wooldridge said...

I think that looks rather splendid, and a whole host of good reasons for moving.

MmeBenaut said...

Oh this house is absolutely lovely - I could live there easily ... move now so Liv can make some southern friends in a new school while she's still young enough. If you wait any longer dear, she won't want to leave ...
I think that living in New Orleans would make a world of difference to your RA - no more freezing weather. Do it girl!! xxx

t okaku said...

ditto your last sentence. "what are you guys waiting for???"

pawsingtospeak said...

love it! if you can do it and that is what you both want - go for it!

lily cedar said...

It's beautiful!

Christine Yubeta said...

Oh my gosh! What are you waiting for!?! That house is amazing. NOLA suits you. Go for it.

Joanne Noragon said...

I'd live on Lake Pontchartrain and look at Spanish moss on live oaks any day, so my opinion is biased.

megan blogs said...

Sounds like me when i was looking at real estate on line. A friend calls it "real estate porn," which i think apt.

What are you waiting for? Are you waiting for Liv to finish school? You may find that you want to move to NOLA full time. Even if you know the time is right to move, you may still feel some trepidation. I hope it doesn't stop you from your next adventure.

8thday said...

I loved New Orleans . . for a week. I loved the food. I loved the music. I loved the flora and fauna. I loved (sort of) the slow, easy pace. But for me, I could not stand the hot humid weather. And I particularly could not tolerate the conservative politics or anything Bobby Jindal. I am a blue state, northern climate girl and always will be.

e said...

There are reasons to wait and reasons to go. I imagine that Liv's school timeline is a reason to stay, but she wouldn't be the first kid to change schools midstream.

I guess your family and Harriet are reasons to stay also. But, even with your reluctance to fly, visiting is possible.

It's a tough decision. I stay where I am for a variety of reasons, family being a big one, but there are places I sometimes think I'd rather be.

Good luck with the decision. I think, when you do go, it will be so much easier on your RA.
plufrompdx

Karen M. Peterson said...

I've never been to New Orleans, but I've only ever heard great things about it. What ARE you waiting for?? :-)

jk said...

Go for it! Follow your dream! The Point, where that house is located, is walking distance to the ferry and a few quick blocks to the Quarter. I wish I could get excited about NOLA the way you are. I find my visits home depressing-- urban blight, poverty, violence and such poor city infrastructure and services. My city hasn't experienced the growth or return to dignity I so expected after all of attention following Katrina. Bonne chance!

Jocelyn said...

Buy that place, and get the frick down there.

Nothing else to say on the matter.

John Gray said...

I love new starts

Teacher Cynthia said...

The school thing is real. Are you thinking of moving now? All schools in nola are now charter. It is big privatized mess. Check out mercedes schneider's blog deutsch 29.wordpress.com. ... Please read stuff about new Orleans and Louisiana schools before moving liv now. I might have spelled blog wrong. Just Google her name.

JF said...

Great, except the address is posted for your pee butt stalker.