We pulled onto the property keys in hand and after a "its really ours!" hug, we went straight to work. The house is in very good shape mechanically and structurally, but needs a good deal of cosmetic updating.
Problem is that it's SO hard to work with such Beautiful Views outside.
I found myself staring out the window way too often. The previous owners came by with soup, zucchini bread and a big jug of obligatory southern sweet tea. They are such lovely people and we are happy to have local friends already.
The next morning, our oldest two boys and Fritz's brother and nephew came. It was so very satisfying seeing the WOW on their faces as they took a look around.
Andy made friends with the neighbors
and found a restoration project of his own on the property.
Joey rose early in the AM to watch the sunrise.
By the end of the weekend, we had taken 1600 pounds of carpeting to the dump, patched all the walls, ripped down a hallway of wallpaper and even got one room painted. Being exhausted and happy at the same time is a Very good feeling.
...And one night at the Mimslyn made it a perfect weekend. Full Circle.