So, I guess this means we're staying.
After some tense negotiations we are in escrow. On this bad boy:
For an interesting bit of perspective:
California house: 1,100 square feet
Texas house: 4,044 square feet
California house: 3 bedrooms
Texas house: 5 bedrooms
California house: 1 bathroom, 1 poop closet (ie, the smallest half bathroom known to man)
Texas house: 4 full bathrooms (2 with tub/showers, 1 with a stand alone shower only, and the master with a stand alone shower and separate giant tub)
California house: one car garage
Texas house: three car garage
California house: galley kitchen with no room for a table
Texas house: gourmet kitchen with walk in pantry, eat-in dining area, and center island
California house: home office consisting of my lap top in my lap on the couch
Texas house: separate office space for both BVZ and myself
California house: no play room
Texas house: giant play room
California house: one room that was the family room, television room, and dining room
Texas house: formal dining room, two living rooms, separate and self-contained media room
California house: a brick patio
Texas house: upstairs balcony, downstairs covered patio
California: awesome backyard with flowers and fruit trees
Texas: awesome backyard with grass, a playscape, and wait for it.....
wait for it....
A pool. With a waterfall. And a slide.
California house: a price tag awfully close to seven numbers
Texas house: a price tag no where near seven numbers
All of a sudden Texas doesn't look half bad.
Now, who is coming to visit first?