House Hunting

Fresno, CA Castro Valley, CA July 16, 2012. We're up in Castro Valley, hunting for a nest. The top sketch I did the other afternoon on Blackstone before we left, and the lower sketch shows the view out the window where we are staying this week at a pastor's house. He is very generous to put us up in his guesthouse, and we love the surrounding hills in this area. Hopefully in the next couple days we'll be able to land on a place to call home for this next chapter of our lives. Other than finding a home, we've found scores of new friends already and love the people I'll be working with. God is good.


Rene Fijten said...

Following your story about your return to Calif. For you and your family I want to stick a heart under your belt ("een hart onder de riem steken" is a Dutch saying that means heartfelt support for difficult circumstances).
Is it difficult to find a house, we all read that half the houses in California are for sale or rent?

RobCarey said...

Thank you, Rene, for your encouragement. I really didn't expect it to be so hard to find a place to rent. It's hard to find a place that is affordable and allows our little dog. We'll keep looking. Something will turn up soon.

Gail Wong said...

This is Gail Wong a Seattle sketcher. I will be coming down to the Bay Area for a family visit and will be staying with my sister in Fremont. I don't know if you will have time to meet up for a sketch crawl down your way. I will be down first week of August. Let me know if you have time.

RobCarey said...

Thanks, Gail. I'd better not commit quite yet, as I start my new job that week, and I don't know my schedule yet. Will you be in Fremont the whole time?

Gail Wong said...

Hi Rob,

I will be staying in Fremont from Thursday night until Tuesday when we leave.
I will be going back and forth between Fremont and El Cerrito. I have contacted the Bay Area Sketchers to see if we can connect on a day I am up in El Cerrito. I might see if Suhita is available too I think she is in San Jose?

If you do have time for a couple of hours you can leave a comment and it will get to me. It would be great to meet you in person. I enjoy seeing all your work.

Great work on the rolling hills of Castro Valley. Good luck on house hunting and the new job!

RobCarey said...

It looks like you'll be taking the 880 between the two cities, which runs right by my school and the community where we'll probably be living. Keep me posted on your plans as it gets closer and hopefully the timing will work out fine. Thanks again.