We bought a house! The processing is finalized and its ours. It’s in Lynnwood, not more than a mile from the Alderwood Mall. When I was a kid and we were living in Bellingham for a few years, my parents used to make a few special trips a year down the the Alderwood Mall because we didn’t have one of our own. I remember being taken down with friends once and buying some horrible plastic gold ’80z sunglasses that didn’t have lenses, just myriads of tiny holes. It’s terrific to live close to it. I had a good feeling about this condo when I saw Super Pickle hanging from a car mirror in the parking lot. I just think seeing him is always a good sign.
Things got a little crazy this weekend as we continue to try to buy a home. Just a condo, nothing grand, but the first one is always a big deal. In the Seattle market, where places go on the market one day and go off the next, its not easy to secure the home of your choice. The first place we tried to buy had six offers on it by its fourth day available. Maybe the place we found last night will go better than that. I hope so, because my commute stretched into 3.5 hours yesterday, and I can’t deal with that anymore.
We’re trying out Netflix. So far I’m really enjoying it, because I hate going to video stores. I hate the aimless wandering, the indecisive back and forth, searching without finding or finding without anything in stock. The first Netflix rental was “His Kind of Woman” starring Robert Mitchum. This was the movie intended to launch Jane Russell’s career and I guess it worked. Jane was my kind of woman too. An hourglass figure not unlike my own, a touch of masculinity (also like me) and a wise-acre personality (once again). But the real reason Scott rented it is we’re apparently going to see the complete filmography of Raymond Burr. He played a villain you don’t see until the end. Although Raymond slapped some people around, the special treat was Vincent Price as a ham film actor and sportsman who ends up saving pretty much everybody like a swashbuckling Erol Flynn! He takes out far more bad guys than Robert Mitchum, but of course, it’s Mitchum that takes out Raymond Burr.