It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Closings and Beginnings

The Closing went well.
Actually the entire day went well.
From  when our Real Estate agent took us to lunch in a fantastic new place that we will no doubt spend too much time in from now on.
I see me in a rocking chair, on the porch of this restaurant on a summer evening, having a cocktail and watching my new neighbors go by.

The Closing involved my husband and I and our 2 attorneys ... don't ask me why we merit two, that is just the way it was.
And the sellers attorney.. a funny old gentleman that I liked right away .. especially when he was talking to the (difficult) seller and he said .. "I have other things to do today "..
So the attorneys were good.
The seller, not so much.. so I feel we were all very lucky she stayed home and was just   annoying by telephone.

I signed my name more times in this closing than we did in Argentina.
That still has me puzzled.
But it still means we own the house ..

Then we went to the house to see it and ended up deciding to have the interiors painted.

Today was Pick Your Paint Day.
This is always hard for me.
It is never the color on the wall that it is on that tiny little paper chip.
And on top of that difficulty, I had 2 men with me! ... being patient !!.. my god the pressure !

So I chose .. something cream colored.

We are thinking of what to do with the gardens ...which are wild and need a firm hand and a hot tub ...that is going to be sold and there is a  need for some more bird feeders and the pool needs a floating deck and we need a new kitchen sink and a new front door and french doors where the sliding doors stand in the dining room and ......
You might be glad that I will be too busy to blog much.


  1. Congratulations on your closing...what a relief this must be for you both. Although I miss Argentina (!), I look forward to following your progress in your new digs. Now the excitement begins! Hope you can post a photo or two. Love your blog, please keep it up!

  2. Thank you Rosemary !
    Yes, it was a relief . Photos will be coming along soon, thank you ! besitos, chau, C

  3. Congrats. Candice - may all go well as you make this lovely house your new home! So looking forward to seeing the progression as you change up, paint, construct etc.

    Be happy always - Mary X

    1. Mary, You always leave such sweet comments! Beware. You may suffer severe decorating overload when I really get started:)

  4. Congratulations my friend! Not only are you home (USA) you have a home to start the next chapter of your life's journey. Looking forward to you sharing your decorating journey and the differences between furnishing/renovating in North America versus Argentina.

    Can't wait to see what you do with your gardens!! Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

    1. C, decorating here vs BA is Night and Day!
      And fun in it's own way ... Photos coming soon. XX C

  5. Congratulations on your new wonderful home. And yes, i will never tire of your stories and adventures fixing up your new place! And i hope you post many photos of your gardens-in-progress. I will find them fascinating. No sarcasm there, i assure you. I can't wait to see what you do with the place!!

  6. Now you know I'm all curious as to why you had two attorneys representing you for a standard purchase and sale... it's killing me... one was bored and tagged along, or one for husband and one for wife, one was in training, they are B.F.F.'s and don't go anywhere without each other... LOL... xx

    1. Sabrina,I will claim Attorney Client privilege and not answer that..LOL


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