I'm trying to talk Dan into cheaping out on a house, too. I mentioned this one a few posts back. It's just over 1000 SF. There is indeed a right-of way, the road ends at the next-door-neighbor's driveway. The price has been dropped since I last mentioned it, and I'm tempted to make a lowball offer of 20% below the listed price. That would make an insanely low mortgage payment. We could save our down payment back in about a year, then buy another place (because I am certain prices will be lower by then) and rent out the smaller place at a profit. We are already in 1300 SF right now and I could certainly jettison some more stuff.
My first Chemistry exam is in 7 days and I am already in high anxiety mode. I feel like I don't know ANYTHING and I will have to go back and do extra homework to re-acquaint myself with the rules for scientific notation and significant figures. Bleccch. I'll be hiring babysitters just so I can study.
Warning: more garden talk! I have more blooms in the front yard - my first five-spot, more lupines (the cold snap made them turn lavender), and some tidy tips. I got the backyard seeded with a mix of wild grasses and desert wildflowers. I would love to grow some desert mariposa, but I'm not going to hunt them down.