A Dream Come True – Our New Summer Home

July 16, 2012

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After a year-long hunt, we finally found the perfect lake home.  I have to say, the “thrill” was about to be gone.  I can’t even count how many places we looked at.  We had a number of must-haves and I’m happy that we were able to find an absolutely beautiful spot.

We had our wish list – a la House Hunters style:

Within an hour (or so) from our home – check

Nice, big lake – good for fishing – check

Great beach – check

Level lake lot– check

4-season – so it can be used all year around in Minnesota – check

For those of you that don’t live in the Midwest, you probably don’t get this, but a lot of summer homes aren’t insulated well enough to be in during the colder months of the year,  And remember, we do live in Minnesota!

Doesn’t need a lot of remodeling  – OK so that was on his list, not mine :) – check     I have to admit, I LOVE to remodel.  We had looked on a grand old home that was in foreclosure, and in desperate need of a complete gut job, and on the same lake that I absolutely fell in love with but the Mister was having nothing to do with it.  Darn it, I loved that house.  I didn’t give in easily. . .

Storage for boats and toys – check

 A few bonus items.  The house is actually in pretty nice shape.  Sure, it needs some updating but nothing that has to be done immediately – well except for the kitchen cabinets.  More on that later. . . Oh, and the Mister wants to “pretty up” the yard. 

We got almost everything on our list and I’m thrilled it’s ours.  We are just so happy to have found what we consider, to be the perfect spot!

Just look at the view out our front windows!

Now the real fun begins.  Time to furnish and decorate! 

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