Blah. I’ve had no energy today… correction, I had it this morning, but it was gone by 10:00 AM. I’m feeling less than productive, but I have actually gotten stuff done: about 8 loads of laundry are sitting on the bed folded and waiting for folks to put it away when they get home, and I’ve got about 4 more loads I should be able to push through tonight. But that’s about it: I didn’t get the house decluttering done that I wanted to do. I guess that happens somedays.
I did do some house hunting at Realtor.com. Not that many houses in our range. What are our specs, you ask? Simple: (a) Granada Hills, Northridge, or Chatsworth, feeding Granada Hills (1st choice) or Chatsworth High (2nd choice); (b) single-story, over 2500 ft2 on a large lot1; (c) Under $900K preferably, most likely in the $750-900K range; (d) 4 or 5 bedroom, at least 2.5 bathroom; (e) living room, dining room, and den; (f) convenient for a vanpool stop2, and not a shlep to temple3; (g) gas range and laundry. There are secondary specs: (h) two-car garage, minimum; (i) indoor laundry room; (j) convenient to wire from entertainment center to office; (k) large kitchen; (l) hardwood floors; (m) no residue from a smoker. We don’t really care at all about a pool; a spa might be nice, however. We’ll keep looking…
Now, it is off to go figure out dinner. I’m on my own tonight; the rest of the mispocha are off at the TBH Women’s Seder, hopefully having a good time.
1. That is, not a McMansion, lot line to lot line, but something like a 2500 ft2 house on a 10,000 ft2 lot.
2. That would make the boundaries Balboa on the E (due to the school), perhaps as far S as Lassen on the Eastern end, but Devonshire on the Western end, no further W then perhaps DeSoto, and not too far N into the hills.
3. Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village