When I emailed my sisters with the news, I said something to the effect that in the best of worlds, we would be moving into a two-bedroom; two-bath; turn-key; near the water condo. The reality is more like a one-bedroom; one and a half bath; needs a lot of work; near the road condo.
But it's ours! No more searching each year for a winter rental. No more dealing with landlords (who for the most part have been great - but not always!). No more having to move out by a certain date; use a mish-mash of kitchen utensils; someone else's sheets, towels, etc. Its ours and we are very excited! We know that there is work to be done, but we feel content to tackle it as it comes. We are about 5 miles from the beach; close to shopping and a fabulous library; close to a charming downtown; close to friends from the north and newly made friends from the south. We are excited (I think I already said that!)
Below are a few pictures - a bit of a mess - but ours! I will keep you posted as we begin our work - warts and all! All of the furniture stays, except for the armoire. It's not necessarily all our style, but it will certainly serve us well for the time-being!
To be referred to from this point forward as "Our beach condo'!