Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Digs

March 25, 2011
While I am living in a one bedroom, cinder block house in Apia, Samoa, Mary is going to be moving into our just purchased 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 level , 2 deck, 2 car townhouse in the Lake Calhoun/Lake of the Isles area of Minneapolis. Her 2 1/2 year search has finally ended.

We did have to make some compromises from our original "must" requirements, which were:
-Be one level to accommodate our projected infirmities. It does have 3 levels, we aren't infirmed yet.
-Have a deck for Mary's potted plants. We have two decks, front and back.
-Be in the city, close to walking paths and public transit. That it is.
-We only plan to keep our one car, but you never know.
But anyone who has ever made a big purchase understands, makes plans for the future, or falls in love, you need to be flexible and let the "force" be your guide. Now, Mary can do what she really likes to do, redecorate.
As to our present condo? We haven't decided what to do. Maybe rent it, sell it, or keep it vacant for unanticipated long-term guests or relatives. All I know is we close on April 6th and I leave on April 10th.
Here is what our new digs look like:

Front View

Front Deck
Rear Deck,

note park for future grandchildren
Master Bath, note flat wash basins.

Not shown an open shower and a Jaccuzi
(Wonder who the previous owner was?)
"The Wall", main level view
"The Wall", from upper level stairs

Food and Drink Preperation Area
Main level towards street
Main Level towards park

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice digs. Congratulations

Teri said...

I love the look of the new place, Dad! Can't wait to see it in person.

Benjamin H. said...

I find it amazing you have lush greens and warm weather in your fornt yard and a wintery wounderland in your back yard! Nice find Nick and Mary! Looking ofrward to the reunion.
bjh