Bob & Ellen's Excellent Adventure

Black Sheep Tower House

The Offer & The Poison Ivy

You're gonna need an ocean,
Of calamine lotion.
You'll be scratchin' like a hound,
The minute you start to mess around!

May 23, 2020 – Today, we would normally be in Indianapolis, staying with our cousins to attend tomorrow’s Indy 500 and eating one of Aunt Mary Jane’s fabulous Italian dinners – one of our annual traditions…. sadly not this year due to Covid-19. But our family is safe and healthy, and we cannot complain! Instead, we are in NH, which is actually a travel miracle – we were able to find Covid tests, drive (550 miles) and safely stay with a wonderful friend.

This morning, another quick visit to walk around the exterior…  Today was more back and forth with realtors and offers, everything is now online with electronic signatures.  Luckily, we were able to hang out at Sandy’s and use her wifi, make phone calls and work out details.  And there were lots of details!

We drafted a letter to the UNH Foundation outlining our interest in the property. The more we have learned about the background of the former owner and his interests, the more we feel in our bones that we are the correct stewards to complete this house and make it our own. The offer is submitted, and now we wait. The plan is to spend Sunday enjoying the seacoast and friends, and drive home to Maryland on Memorial Day.

1 Comment

  1. Terrell

    Did you explain the ownership of the house by UNH? It’d be nice to read a bit about that part of the story.

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