by Barb, happily typing away in her study in Portland, Maine
Yes, it’s true. After a long, difficult decision process, Bill and I have put our house in Boothbay Harbor on the market. Our ties to to the house are deep. Bill’s mother bought it in 1989. For my kids, and my nieces and nephews, it is “Grandma’s house.” I wrote about her purchase of the house here.
Here is the listing, in case you know anyone who is looking for a Victorian house with tremendous harbor views. http://www.tindalandcallahan.com/drealty_listing/1054
Here’s the house shortly after it was built in 1879 by Captain George P. Murray.
And here it is today.
The very best thing about the house is sitting on the wide front porch and watching the activity in the harbor.
Here’s the master bedroom.
Let me hasten to add, this doesn’t mean the end of my Maine Clambake Mystery series, which many people know is set in a suspiciously familiar Busman’s Harbor, Maine. There’s a new novella collection, Yule Log Murder, coming October 30, and a new novel, Steamed Open, coming December 18.
But it does mean the end of an era for us. In June, Bill had a different set of his siblings and their kids up every weekend. It was a time for laughter and tears and saying good-bye.
If you happen to know anyone who’s in the market for a place to make a lot of memories, pass the listing along!