Friday, July 30, 2010

Art at the Pom

Now that I have decided to sell the Pomegranate Inn, I need to decide which pieces of art will go with the inn and which will come with me. Two definites to come with me are the Frederick Lynch and the Eric Hopkins.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mice Free?

At the risk of jinxing our new status as being free of mice, I think we ARE!!! Thank God. That got crazy. Ava and I went from being animal lovers to tag team murderers. It was not pretty. And in case you think we were imagining it, meet Joe the mouse.


It is PRETTY BAD when I can't keep up with photos how fast the landscape is progressing. These aren't even todays~!!! and there is MORE.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Captain Lindsey House in Rockland

Went to Rockland today to visit with Ellen at Captain Lindsey House. This is one of my favorite inns. I LOVE an inn that is in town, easy walk to restaurants etc. and has a little bit of outside space, not enough to have to worry about... This is perfect. The back garden is like being in a high end walled garden in NYC knowing that right on the other side are tons of things to do. How I resist buying this Inn for myself is a wonder........ AND Rockland has got to be one of the coolest places in Maine. Love it.

More landscaping!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Next Installment of Grampa Improvements

Ava and I woke up to a ENLARGED outdoor playroom for her. She is so excited (and I love it too) note the pic of her barking with excitement - guess a still shot doesn't capture that very good.

TRIED to get out in time to take a pic of Dad with ladder in tractor bucket to raise up to get to where he wanted to cut tree branch. He does this covertly so that nobody can see the danger! so hard to capture a shot.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lunch with the Girls

One of the highlights of my summer :-) At Chart Room today, Mary, Lauri, Jennifer, Kim, Robin, me, Lisa.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I love this shot of spilling moss. Mom took it with her iphone on Mr. Rockefeller's Carriage Road.

Monday, July 19, 2010


I think I am going to put Pomegranate Inn on the market. BUT,,, I was just reviewing photos for a brochure and it makes me want to keep it forever. BUT,,, I have told myself and finally convinced myself - I think - that I need to FOCUS. I want to really pare down things and concentrate on a few rather than so many. So, that means one inn in Portland, not THREE. And I think that Pomegranate is the inn that would best thrive with an owner in the store. Danforth is much more of a boutique hotel, rather than a Bed & Breakfast so that makes more sense as the one to hold on to. The great thing about Pomegranate is that it would also make a fantastic home for someone.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Landscaping Before Shots

I believe we are now well into the tens of thousands of dollars in landscape work this year.... fortunately, Dad hasn't billed me yet.

We don't get enough before shots to really see the amazing changes so here are some to document the latest, it is going to be beautiful. This is a gorgeous piece of land but has been quite neglected and is now coming back, thanks to Dad and his boy toys. (There is a tractor, chipper and chainsaw going pretty steady :-)

Friday, July 16, 2010


This was a particularly pretty mushroom on our latest Carriage Trail romp.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Really??? all this for less than two days?

My clients, on one of my most beautiful listings, made a substantial price reduction on their home yesterday - prompting tons of interest and many showings. TWO of these showings are for clients coming in late Friday for the weekend to look. Now, it seems that Route #3 from the entrance to Acadia all the way to West Street extension is being CLOSED from noon on Friday until noon on Sunday for the Obama visit. The house sits in that stretch. Hmmmm...

Desperate Times....

Call for drastic measures... How sad is it that my life has been totally taken over by little varmints. Since my $6,000 Dacor stove can't be moved and Ava is convinced that there is a village under it... I'm thinking of burning incense in behind there to smoke out the little devils.

The good news is we caught, alive, our first big mouse today so maybe the mommy breeder is gone.... PLEASE.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Secret Service

I understand the Secret Service is in Bar Harbor. I can only hope that they are here to declare war on the mice in the house.... Cujo can only handle so many herself....

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mouse Patrol

Ohhhh... Ava and I have a pet. At least one. I thought we caught him with Peanut Butter last week and put him outside but he either came back OR there are friends.

We were up all night - at one point Ava was so intent on the little space between the cabinet and the refrigerator that she didn't even see the little guy running down the cabinet line from the stove and almost ran right into her as he wanted to get in behind the refrigerator.

We have two peanut butter traps out now and will rid them from here today. It is very nice outside so they'll be fine. The only problem is I have explained to the guard several times that they probably won't go into the "trap" with her nose right above the entrance.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nashville Humane Association

Aaron delivered the check from our Maineville/Danforth fundraiser to the Nashville Humane Association. YAY!!! Bet they appreciated the handsome delivery guy as much as the $1200 check! :-)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

West Street

This closing took a long, long, long time but all is well now. The house is so fantastic and my friend that bought it is making it even more so. Great location with such a big lot right in town.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Present from Gam

How totally cool is this book? Gam just delivered it for the cupcake factory Board of Directors. There is even a Yorkie cupcake with detailed directions. There is even a vanGogh Starry Night. I mean this is the COOLEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ava in the Jungle

Ava loves to sleep on the sofa table amongst the leaves... very interesting and so darn adorable. Yes! I love my baby girl. In fact, everytime that someone disappoints me - which happens a lot these days - I just look at her and she makes me smile and realize that she is what is important!!! :-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ava and Lyme Disease

Ava tested positive, and despite the looks of this photo - she is showing no symptoms. In fact this was after running around with obviously no lethagy or joint pain. We decided to treat for it regardless. We are more worried about the meds that have an upset tummy side effect. Ave gets a sensitive tummy if you look at her wrong so here's hoping.