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big news

yesterday our offer was accepted on a cottage on Paudash Lake (the same lake that my parents’ cottage is on, but in a different bay – it’s about a 15 minute drive by car or by boat). For those not familiar with the area, Paudash Lake is in the Haliburton Highlands region of Ontario, located near the town of Bancroft. If all goes well we will be closing on the property on October 7th. I won’t be here of course – I’ll be in France. But it will be nice to know that the place will be here for us when we get back.

we are very excited about this – in my opinion, cottage life in northern Ontario in the summer and fall is pretty close to paradise. My parents live at their cottage full time, and who knows, in the future we might want to retire here as well – though Ontario winters can get pretty chilly to say the least. Regardless, this is a very long term investment!

here are a few pictures of the place – note that all the furniture and water toys are theirs and not ours!

the view of the cottage from near the lake
the deck in front of the cottage
the living room
the docks at the waterfront
the view of the lake from in front of the cottage

(bonus points if you can identify which province’s flag that is – the answer is here)


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  1. likesgadgets
    28. Aug, 2005 at 1:43 am #


    That is awesomely beautiful.

    I hope you have many happy summers there. 🙂


  2. mokitty
    28. Aug, 2005 at 1:57 am #


  3. diabolka
    28. Aug, 2005 at 2:05 am #

    Excellent! Congrats!

    Y’know … we have a sportscaster on our local news that looks just like you. It’s freaky listening to him talk about the Bears. 🙂

  4. xymotik
    28. Aug, 2005 at 3:17 am #

    That’s great!

    I have lots of fond memories of summertimes at Maine lakes, so…I’m jealous too. =)

  5. jeditigger
    28. Aug, 2005 at 4:06 am #

    Just have one question:

    WHEN CAN I VISIT?!?!? And that’s a NEWFIE flag, my friend. 🙂

    • admin
      28. Aug, 2005 at 1:58 pm #

      anytime! I’m not sure when I’ll actually be there though – next summer perhaps…

  6. esmerel
    28. Aug, 2005 at 5:52 am #

    Gorgeous. I am terribly jealous 🙂

  7. da_zhuang
    28. Aug, 2005 at 6:14 am #

    So when I’m famous, can I come hang out there? 😀

    • admin
      28. Aug, 2005 at 2:01 pm #

      of course! I’d also like it if you could come visit me in Europe as well (I meant to reply to that earlier comment) – perhaps we can tour around a bit when I’m on break?

      BTW you don’t have to be famous to hang out there 🙂

      • jeditigger
        28. Aug, 2005 at 2:21 pm #

        I want to visit you in France! But I don’t travel well with Clay. He tries to make me laugh when I eat. He’s trying to kill me.

  8. tarotchan
    28. Aug, 2005 at 8:11 am #

    wow that’s gorgeous

  9. rin3y
    28. Aug, 2005 at 5:18 pm #

    *Nice* crib.


  10. ladycalliope
    30. Aug, 2005 at 5:57 am #

    Awesome! Do non-mystic meese live there too?

    • admin
      31. Aug, 2005 at 12:56 pm #

      nope, only the mystical kind. But all meese are welcome to come hang out!

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