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The night winds were beginning their wild dances beyond the bar and the fishing hamlet across the harbor was gemmed with lights as Anne and Gilbert drove up the poplar lane. The door of the little house opened, and a warm glow of firelight flickered out into the dusk. Gilbert lifted Anne from the buggy and led her into the garden, through the little gate between the ruddy-tipped firs, up the trim, red path to the sandstone step.

“Welcome home,” he whispered, and hand in hand they stepped over the threshold of their house of dreams.

Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

Okay, don’t barf! I think I am entitled to some sentimentality and a quote from the Anne of Green Gables series because Alec and I became homeowners today. We sat in a conference room and each signed our name 50 times, and this beauty became ours!

After closing, I went to the salon for a haircut and when my stylist asked, “So what have you been up to?”, I said, “I just bought a house!” That probably wasn’t the answer she was expecting. Then, of course, the first time we met, I asked her to chop off all my hair and give me a pixie cut. So maybe I should try to have a surprising announcement for her every time I go in for a trim.

By the way, if you are a stationery nerd and would like to know what kind of pen I brought to closing, I chose a Hi-Tec C 0.5 mm in sapphire blue. I am convinced that using a cool pen (it’s cool because it’s Japanese and you have to buy it online!) added a lot more weight to the occasion.

And now it’s off to Chalkboard for dinner! They serve a fried chicken + champagne special on Wednesday nights and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.

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