Monday, June 23, 2008

New News! (and a recap of old news)

OLD NEWS: As most of you all know, I've accepted a new job in Maine.

I'm going to be the Executive Director for Maine InfoNet:
Here's the announcement that came out today.

We'll be moving to Maine during the first week in August.

Our house in Durham went on the market last week, and so far we've had a few showings so wish us luck!

And now for the

Last week I went up to Bangor and Orono to look for a house-- after visiting 13 or 14 different possibilities, we put in an offer that, after some negotiation was accepted!

Here's the house:

Wait, that's not the house...

Here are some pics of the house we'll be buying. The original portion (front) of the house was built in 1834. There are two additions to the back of the house, which make it much bigger than it appears from the road. The location and the side porch really were the deal sealers.

The house is located in downtown Orono, about a mile and a half away from where the Maine InfoNet offices will be, on the U Maine campus. We're about a block or so from the restaurants and shops in downtown Orono, and probably 2 1/2 hours (in different directions) from both my family and Emily's parent's summer home.

There are a few more pics, including some photos of the inside, here.

We will have tons of room, so this is a standing invite to friends and family to come and visit.

Orono is a neat small town, and we're about 45 miles from Acadia National Park and 2+ hours from some really top-notch whitewater paddling, so we could be a great jumping off/middle point for a Maine Vacation....

Congratulations! Good luck with the move.
Love the house! So happy for you four! And jealous--I'm so homesick now (I think it was the Pats Pizza on the map-LOL). The built-ins and woodwork are wonderful. I look forward to visiting, but NOT during the winter! My nephew is at UMaine these days--so keep an eye out for my old Corolla!
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