April 19, 2007

We're Moving!

Maryland, here we come! We just bought our first home, closed on it this past Monday afternoon. Actually, it's not that far from where we are in Chincoteague...about 30 minutes. But, it's that much closer to civilization, which is always a good thing. Maryland is my home state, and I'm looking forward to returning to it. While I love the ocean, I have got to admit that I'm a Bay girl at heart. I grew up on the Chesapeake. Boating, crabbing, tubing...we did it all. We'd wake up on a Sunday morning, hop in the boat, and go over to Rod N' Reel in Chesapeake Beach for their breakfast buffet. After breakfast we'd walk the beach below Calvert Cliffs (unfortunately, they don't allow you to do this anymore) and find sharks teeth. Those were such fun trips!

The house is great, a Cape Cod built in 1935. Needs some work, but it's all work that Jon and I can do ourselves. Painting, floor refinishing, kitchen remodeling. Heh, I must admit I'm kind of agonizing over the latter part. The kitchen that is currently in there is...how can I say this? Vintage. I refuse to cook anything in the ancient wall oven that is currently in there. It's so small...I don't think I could fit my damn dutch oven in there! The countertops and cabinets are hideous. So, I think we're going to just say to Hell with it and just totally re-do the kitchen. Cabinets, countertops, range, floor. I just keep looking forward to what it will be like when we're finished. I'll finally have a gas range, it's going to be wonderful! It's just going to take a little time...Needless to say, don't be expecting too much in the food dept. from me in the next month or so. Which sucks, I'm sick of take-out already. On the bright side there is a great italian place that delivers right in town. We tried their pizza the first night, and it was quite good. I think we may get them again tonight, and I'll try a pasta dish this time. They had a damn fine cannoli as well.

Speaking of italian, does anyone watch the Sopranos? Things are really starting to get good...

4 comments:

Amber said...

I am so excited for you that you are going to move into a place of your own. You deserve it. Congratulations and have fun making the home your own.

Lauren said...

Enjoy your new home! Looking forward to seeing meals from your new kitchen!

Joelen said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you're anxious to get into a new kitchen and break it in... and creating wonderful meals to post here! :)

Meghan said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I vacation in Chincoteague every year and I have family that lives right by PlantWorld!

Love the Main Street Cafe!