These photos were taken in May 2008 - the third (or maybe fourth) buyer since our 2003 offer was refused had finally made some progress on the restoration of the home. The whereabouts of our original 2003 photos is unknown.
And so, I didn't tell David about that email until it somehow slipped out during our Thanksgiving meal the next day. I cringed a little as I saw his eyes light up at the news. I didn't want another heartbreak.....still I reluctantly nodded in response to his "we'll go down on Monday and take a look".
Little did I know that the "charming old house" written about in that unwanted email would heal my broken heart and fulfill a dream that David and I had shared for 22 years...............and be one of the things I'll be giving thanks for tomorrow (as I do every day!).