...So we took to the road. After time, we pulled off the main road onto a small gravel road. After a bit we stopped and parked. DH and I hop out of the truck, and MIL and her friend are looking at us in puzzlement.
DH announces, "Welcome to our investment!"
It's been our dream to own a piece of property for a long time, for investment, but somewhere we could "get away" to. Our search led us to the Adirondacks, and we found this little gem. It's only a little piece of property, but big enough for us to build a small seasonal house/cabin/cottage. It's in an association with some other homes. But the best part is this little lot is only about 500 ft away from this, the shared beach:
We'd been waiting to show my MIL before we told anyone else (my Dad already knew because he gave us financial advice). It's been killing me keeping this exciting news inside!!! :-) We actually bought the property in August.
I can hardly believe we are so fortunate to be able to have this. We have a bottle of champagne in the fridge we've been meaning to "pop" to celebrate, but we still haven't had it - it still doesn't seem real!
So the next step is DH has to figure out how much we can afford to spend to build a little place, then we have to find a builder and pick out a plan. We need to move fairly quickly because there is already a building permit approved for a structure on the property and we want to break ground before that expires. It's apparently not the easiest thing to get building permits because of the APA (Adirondack Park Agency) restrictions.
We have looked at some small house plans and were thinking of maybe something like this? Just a thought so far...
So anyway, MIL was very happy for us and congratulated us, and after showing her and her friend the beach and the docks, we all left to come home.
Now it wouldn't be like us to just be boring and drive straight home - so we stopped a few times along the way and found 9 geocaches on the way home! Woo hoo, it was a red-letter day! Got home relatively early for us (9pm) and unloaded all our treasures, and collapsed into bed in the afterglow of a really awesome weekend.
So that, my friends who have persevered through all three parts of this saga, this concludes all the news that's fit to print from our weekend. :-) THANK YOU for reading!
The end! :-D