New winter Home Decision

Trip Start Dec 01, 2010
Trip End Mar 01, 2011

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Once again today Gail and I went with our Agent, Bob, to look at more properties. The last 2 days we have looked at both Condos and Single Homes. A condo might be the right choice for some people but I myself am not a condo kind of guy. I just don't like the restrictions of not being able to do things outside, plant a bush, flower or even a tomato plant if I choose to. Gail has been leading towards a condo due to the fact that we will only be here 4-5 months a year.

After looking at some very nice units, (condos are a dime a dozen here in Myrtle Beach) I pulled Bob on the side and asked to start seeing some single homes. Gail and I had explored a new sub-division the day before and found a very nice home that Gail fell in love with. As luck would have it and not knowing we had been there, Bob took us to the same sub-division and showed us a home that the builder built as a model, added upgrades and had never used it as a model. It has a very attractive price based on what it would cost to build one with the same upgrades and premium lot.

Gail has fallen in love with both the house and the neighborhood. We have been back 3 times now,walking around in the house and visiting the neighborhood after dark. Gail I believe has found us a new winter home. She has asked if we could buy it and we are talking about making an offer. We have never before owned a new home of our own. Our other homes have all been someone elses and Gail spent years making them "ours". This home would be hers and hers alone. New, everything new. No patching, fixing, redoing anything.

This home sits on a Lagoon in the back. The view from the rear of the house is wonderful. Baxter will have a yard to call his own and ducks to chase around. Yes, he most likely will get in trouble for going for a swim but that's life. The big screen room will be just what Harry needs. Morning sun and the shade of afternoons, laying around and taking a nice nap. Gail will be in her glory. Starting from zero. No furniture, nothing. We sold it all. She will have the task of decorating on a tight budget. Me, well I will be happy everyone else is happy. I will have another place to call home. A place my children can come visit or vacation to. A place my other family members can stay and enjoy or take a vacation to.. A place 9 miles from the Ocean and all it brings with it. Restaurants, beaches, entertainment, etc. A new chapter in this great life.

The next day or so we shall make the decision to buy or not. Whatever makes Gail happy is fine with me.
I now sometimes start to think of the future. I want, no need, to make sure everything in our lives is in order. I will not be here forever. But while I am here I'm going to make sure that we both enjoy life to the fullest. That we want for nothing and never regret not doing something. With that said, who knows? 619 Crest View Court might just be our new winter address. Hey, Santa has brought Gail everything from breath mints to new cars. Maybe this year he will bring a new home. Be well and Happy Holidays
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Patricia on

love the new home, can't wait to find out what the decision will be, I think I already know. It all looks so nice

Jeanne on

Sounds and looks good! Best to you both in your new home.

Vicky G on

This looks amazing! You should be expecting visits from me!

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