July 17, 2013

20130717-074937.jpg Oh my word, I am so happy to bring you this bit of news. Funny how life throws at you curve balls. I have always been of the mindset that how you deal with those variations is what makes your life interesting and you also learn what you are made of. Several months ago we ran into a few glitches involving the building of our home in upstate New York, on the property we purchased close to 10 years ago. It was then that we decided to put the project on hold for a bit. The decision was gut wrenching as we feel as if we had planned and waited and were ready. At that time we thought, let’s think about buying something in the area so we can start to enjoy being there now. 10 years passed in the blink of an eye, and we so longed to be in the area. The building of our EastView home could happen later. Well, not quite 2 months later, here we sit in just the sweetest 1920 farmhouse quite close to where our property is located. We closed on the house yesterday, which we have dubbed, Hawthorne. It overlooks the Hawthorne Valley and is in Ghent. We are both kind of over the moon. Be careful what you ask for, my dad always said, as you just might get it.

Tomorrow I will show some of the details that charmed us from the start. It is quite hot and quite humid here in Ghent, both things we love and reminds us of our childhood. You would have laughed if you would have seen how full our luggage was or felt how heavy the bags were the other day when we flew to New York. A new adventure begins…