Many of you have asked about the house situation, so I thought I would give you an update here. We are going to have to stay in our present home for the time being. The real estate market has taken a dive in the past year and a half, and it seems as if we cannot get the kind of sales price we need for this house. We are unwilling to lose money on the deal, no matter how beautiful the other property is.
This is not necessarily a bad thing! We are going to finish up some long-put-off projects in our current house and bide our time. If the Victorian house is still available when things turn around, we may re-visit the idea.
In the meantime, I will stay where I am and get my house finally, after 15 years, finished and customized to suit me! This house was built in 1963. We added on in 1998 and have re-done each room since then, except this last one (dining room/office space/seating area) that is now on the docket. I have never shown you this room because of the horrible nature of it-- tacky materials and finishes, poor space planning, inferior infrastructure. This is a pretty big project, involving changing the roofline, flooring system, windows, doorways, walls, ceilings, and building a new staircase. The carpenter (our friend/neighbor, Tom) came over today to take a look and work up an estimate. Hopefully work can start after the 4th of July weekend.
So, I am a tad disappointed, but not terribly. I really do love the house and garden I have labored so many years to create. Leaving here would have been hard to do emotionally and physically.
Thanks for all your inquiries and kind thoughts.
Until next time...