One year ago today, we put our home of 23 years on the market. Many people cautioned us against it. They said it was too soon after Hurricane Sandy to list a place so close to Long Island Sound. We were very fortunate, however, that the super storm had little impact on our house and we were able to sell it within 5 months. Now, a young couple with four small children resides there. We are sure it will be a great place for them to raise their family.
Today, we are happily settled into a smaller, sweeter home. Located in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Norwalk's Rowayton, we are perched on much higher ground. Because this peaceful property had been a rental for the last twelve years, it needs a lot of TLC. Now that our interior renovation project is complete (I have a few more pictures to share with you next time), we are focusing on the exterior. By mid-May, we'll have a new driveway, and in June, new plantings will fill the neglected garden beds. Plus, we are shopping around for comfortable outdoor furniture so that we can entertain on our large deck this summer.
We've been in our 1925 cottage for seven months, and although it has challenged us a bit, it is definitely shaping up to be the cottage of my dreams. A lot has happened over the last year — and it's all good!