Karen and I closed on our first house on Monday afternoon.
Sorry it's the same picture again; I haven't taken a bunch yet.
It's on the south side of Richmond, near the intersection of Chippenham Parkway and Jahnke Road, not too far from Cynde's place and the old Richmond Shakespeare offices. I'm going to need to get EZ Passes for both cars; there are tolls a-plenty down there. What's awesome is that our yard backs up to the wooded area of Powhite Creek Park, an untamed wilderness of forests and paths that are great for hiking and mountain biking. Apparently, there are plans in place to connect Powhite Park to James River Park by a bike path, which would mean that Karen and I could literally ride our bikes from home to Belle Isle straight through parks.
There's a lot of work to be done; the paint colors are pretty much awful, I need to schedule radon remediation, and we need to have some dead branches cut off a tree. Also, the previous owners left loads of junk they couldn't be bothered to move in the sheds, which is pretty infuriating. I guess that's the price of our haste to close before the end of the month.
We have two and a half weeks to move. Yikes.
I'll be by to take some more pictures this week.