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Thursday, May 03, 2007
Still In Nova Scotia
Today I woke up to SUNSHINE!!!!! The sun has come out very briefly on a couple of other days but this is the first time it's been sunny from the get-go. Of course, I go home tomorrow.

On the house-hunting front: ok, the house I fell in love with on the internet was not as nice as it looked. It was too dark and the ceilings too low and it wasn't in the general area I wanted to be in. Then we found house #2. It was right in the heart of the village. Nice size. The dining room would make a nice studio. The entire interior had been gutted and redone in 2001 including wiring and plumbing. Beautiful kitchen. 3 bedrooms but only one full sized bathroom with a lovely tub and separate shower. No yard to speak of but terraced planting beds. Getting up the front steps was a bear and coming in from the garage (under the house) wasn't any easier as the stairs up from the rough basement were steep and narrow. We made an offer. The owner countered. We countered her counter. She would not budge so we said "buh-bye."

Ok, looked at a couple of other places. One is new. On the waterfront with 1/3rd ownership in a wharf. Great studio space facing the water but that level (walkout) is unfinished. No big deal. Made an offer. Now I wait......sigh. It's everything I want. A new condo so no maintenance. 2 big bedrooms and one small one. Main floor is wide open. There is a small dining room with French doors that would make a nice TV room. A nice big deck overlooking the water on the main level and a little balcony off the upper level master bedroom. No yard so no work. There are flowerbeds that need LOTS of attention and I would love to plant them. 2 full bathrooms- one with a shower and tub and one with a big shower (master). A powder room on the main floor and another powder room already plumbed on the walk-out level. Room for a dyeing sink on the wall backing up to the bathroom. Nice closets. There's a small park right across the street so I have a place to take the dog to do his business. And a good friend lives just beyond the park. Lots of people said "you don't want that place; there's got to be a reason it's been on the market for 3 years. It's the busiest corner in town. It will be too noisy." Well, sorry, but I live just off 2 state highways in Michigan. I've lived in the flight path of the longest runway at O'Hare when it was the busiest airport in the world and I've lived next to train tracks. Somehow I seriously doubt that the tiny village of Chester can generate enough traffic noise to bother me. And Tisch, who lives next to the park says it isn't an issue. Everyone think positive.

posted by Teri Springer @ 8:13 AM  
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Name: Teri Springer
Home: Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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