We’re in!

Yesterday was traumatic trying to get our funds transferred by the end of the day so we would be set for the closing this morning but it finally got done and the closing today was super easy!! The Big Canoe house is officially ours!

Keith has gone back to Chris’ house (an hour away) to pick up Finn and some of the stuff I had shipped to Chris that wouldn’t fit in the car. If you remember, we bought the house furnished and are just moving some personal items in on this trip … of course, the car was packed to capacity with my sewing stuff!

While Keith is gone, I’m starting to sort and unpack and strip all the beds. We bought new linens for our beds and I will wash and use the existing linens for the guest beds. (The house was used for some short-term rentals at one point and the linens are in good condition.) We’ve got a lot of work to do to get everything set up but we’ll be staying here for several weeks so there is plenty of time to get it done.


  1. Hi Mary! Congrats to you and Keith! It looks like a fabulous place. Those wood floors look gorgeous to me. And that nice screened-in porch is just begging for you to enjoy. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Congratulations! It looks beautiful and welcoming! I hope you and your family make many happy memories in this new home! I love the screen porch…looks like a wonderful place to relax and crochet!

  3. Congratulations! How exciting for you. The house looks beautiful. And you are closer to those grandkids! Yay!

  4. Welcome Mary. A new home, even if it is part time at present, is so full new adventures. I sincerely wish both you and Keith a bushel of wonderful experiences to come there.

  5. Welcome home! Love that big open space-I see kitchen to the left and dining at the top. Enjoy this special time of joy in your lives 🙂

  6. Great!! I’ll be going through that money transfer thing shortly. Your place is lovely. I love the wood floors. Such a nice open space.
    xx, Carol

  7. Nice to see that you had a successful closing and quickly set about making the house your home.

  8. Congratulations on your retirement home. Looks lovely… and it is close to your son and family. Enjoy!

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