Joe and I have now been back home a year here in Western Pennsylvania. One of the things we most enjoy, is having four seasons again. Especially Fall. Fall is our favorite.
We had company last week and had an excuse to do the Gateway Clipper with them, followed by a ride up to Mount Washington on the Duquesne Incline to have pre-dinner Drinks at The Grandview Lounge, then dinner at the fabulous Monterrey Fish Grotto.
It was such a beautiful day and evening to celebrate our love for each other and for Pittsburgh!
So, as I noted a few months ago in my last post, we sold our beloved barn home in South Carolina. We now call the Pittsburgh area home. Center Township in Beaver County to be exact, just 10-15 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport where Joe now works for Allegiant Airlines.
We are happy to be back home for multiple reasons. First, it is “home” for Joe. We are living in the house he grew up in. We are literally the 3rd generation of his family to live here. His grandfather, Paul Salinshick built this home in 1946 with lumber cut off the property. His dad, Roy “Gus” Baden and his mother, Sue (Salinshick) lived in this home and raised Joe and his brother Bill, and sister Debbie.
It’s been an adventure so far for sure. And LOTS of work. We are keeping some family heirlooms and furniture pieces, but we also trashed a full dumpster and at least a couple hundred contractor bags full of junk. I think the garbage men must hate us. LOL. But we are making progress.
We will take the profit we made on our home there and put it into remodeling here. We have tackled some small projects ourselves but we have a huge kitchen and master bath remodel that we are interviewing contractors for. Turns out, they are just as much (or more) in demand here as they were in South Carolina, so we may have to wait our turn for a few months.
Also, this move puts me much closer to my father who I just found thru Ancestry.com back in January. He lives in the Morgantown, WV area just about 1.5 hours away. We have a lot of lost time to make up for and we have already spent a day together in September on his farm, and also just Thanksgiving together here last week. My mother also lives about an hour and 40 minutes away in WV.
So yes, we are home and we love it here. Everybody keeps asking how I’ll handle the cold since I’ve lived in the Carolinas since 1999. Well, I’ll tell you how… EASY! I LOVE IT! After all, I’m 51 years of age and a woman, and in this time of my life, I’m always warm. LOL! I truly have missed the snow and am praying for a White Christmas!
I’m in the process of working on sitting for my Pennsylvania Real Estate license. I filed the initial application this past week, but I still have some more forms to submit. I have lots to learn I’m sure but look forward to helping sellers and buyers in the area soon with my 21 years’ experience. Stay tuned!
And in the meantime, I still have an active SC Real Estate License and can help facilitate referrals anywhere around the world. Let me know how I can help you or someone you know!