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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Closed!




Yay, we finally closed on our house home!

After a 9-day delay

Which is not too bad...




...Especially, after getting the keys. :)

Yes, we went absolutely ballistic, as you can see from the pictures!


We won't be moving in until December 3rd, but we can't wait to decorate and personalize our new digs!

Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
Woo hoo! How exciting! I love your house!
Jenn said…
Yea!!! Congratulations. There is nothing like that feeling. :)
OMG it's beautiful! Wahoooooooooooooooooooo! Congratulations! Are you going to have an office/library?
What a beautiful house, Athira. I wish you a wonderful life in the new house.


And here am I thinking you live in the middle of a big city! :-)
rhapsodyinbooks said…
Congratulations! It looks beautiful!
Nadia said…
Congrats! Your new home is beautiful! How exciting!!
zibilee said…
Yay!!! Congratulations! The house looks beautiful, and I can imagine that you are so super excited!! Woohoo!
Debbie Rodgers @Exurbanis said…
Congratulations! May you have many happy years in your new home.
Anna said…
Congrats! It's a gorgeous house.
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
I forgot to say congratulations!!!
Jackie Bailey said…
Congratulations! It looks so big and light. I can see exactly why you are so excited. Good luck with the move!
JoV said…
Congratulations Aths! It's so huge and beautiful. Only a millionaire could live like this in the UK. ;) It's great to have so much space!
Stephanie said…
Hooray! Congratulations, Athira. :-)

Steph
Kim Ukura said…
Oh wow! That's so big and beautiful!! I am so excited to see photos as you get settled :)
Lisa Sheppard said…
Congratulations!
Tea Time with Marce said…
AMAZING NEWS, yaaaaaaay Aths. So happy for you. I so remember, I was in your shoes 5 months ago but I have a year and 3 months left before we can move in. Enjoy every moment of moving, decorating and making it your home for lifetime memories.
Yay!! Congratulations!! The house looks beautiful!!
Marg Bates said…
Congratulations! The house looks amazing, and you both look so happy!
Laurel-Rain Snow said…
Congrats! Love your house...what fun you're going to have.
Nishita said…
Congratulations on your new home. You both look super-thrilled as you should be. Enjoy :)
softdrink said…
Congratulations! It's gorgeous!!
Athira / Aths said…
Yes! I'm still playing around with how I want it. I'm dreaming about a wall bookshelf and plenty of nooks around the house. We'll see. :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) Not a big city at all.. or else I wouldn't be able to afford a big place. Though a big city would be nice in a way.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) Yes, the worry just rolled off - I barely even remember anymore. :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) I can't wait to move in!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) Haha! We live in a small city in the US, so that's why we can afford a big place ... A bigger city and we would be looking at a different kind of place.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) I can't wait to move in either!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) How come you have to wait so long to move in?
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) We are just thrilled!
christa @ mental foodie said…
Congrats!! Looks like a beautiful house and you two are so cute :)
veens said…
Love your new home! You guys look great together :) Enjoy!
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