We Found "The One"!!
After our first trip to the Finger Lakes we were hooked. There was something about the rawness, the farms, the farmers, the poverty, the wineries and the hope that if everyone supported each other then this area could really be something. The area is in every sense of the word… REAL… it’s alive, it’s suffering, it’s hopeful, it’s changing, it’s scared and excited at the same time and I’m not sure why but I wanted to feel those things too. I had become comfortable in New York City, I worked, I made money and then I would spend pretty much every dollar on creating a life I thought I wanted… drinks with friends, dinner at the newest spot in town, and going on fancy trips around the world. I was missing that feeling of “realness”, the feeling of having a future, I was stuck.
After 4 subsequent trips back up north to look at various properties around Seneca Lake Dave and I settled our hearts around one house in a small village called Burdett. When we first pulled up it looked like a dollhouse, a picture perfect 1880′s build Queen Anne Victorian, big enough to host all sorts of exciting future adventures! We went back and forth and up and down on whether this was really going to work and who knows for sure but we decided that this was a risk we were willing to take.
It took 4 months to officially become ours and as first time home owners the home buying process was definitely a learning experience as would be everything from that moment on!