When Brenda asked me to do a guest post for her new series, My Cozy Home, I thought I might invite you to have a look at our home. However, our home was featured in a showcase of 26 homes, in July and is scheduled for another glimpse, later this month.
We purchased the condo, situated on the 6 Mile Marker of the Grand Glaize Arm of Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), in 2003.
I am from south central Missouri and spent many happy times at the lake, when I was a child.
My husband J and I have wonderful memories of visiting the lake, before we decided to have our own little getaway place there.
The condo has served us well through the past 10 years. It has been a special retreat for rest and relaxation.
Our children and grandchildren enjoy their time at the lake, fishing and exploring and of course, we can’t forget shopping the outlets.
I celebrated my 70th birthday last month and J’s 68th birthday is this month. J was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease during Fall 2012. He has had Heart Disease since his early 40’s and now has a pacemaker and several other appliances common to those with Coronary Artery Disease.
He has also had several surgeries involving his shoulders and hands, as well as cancer. In spite of these issues, we are active and meet life head on, with whatever it chooses to surprise us with.
Even though owning two homes is a blessing we are grateful for and never dreamed of, taking care of two homes and making sure they are maintained well can be draining.
So, with that in mind, we made the decision to list our condo for sale. There has been lots of interest and we are hoping it will sell before Winter.
Our home away from home is furnished with garage sale finds, closeouts, and hand me downs.
Vignettes include several prints, shells and other memorabilia from vacations. The wall, in the photo above, is done with inexpensive calendar pages depicting wooden boats. The frames are from Michael’s.
My own photos of scenes around the lake are also used.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the 1250 square foot space.
The deck is perfect for watching sunrises and sunset reflection.
Thanks to everyone for stopping by Back Porch Musings.