Sunday, May 17, 2009

sushi please

running off to grab some sushi w/ jon while he does some bidding. i love being able to incorporate business and pleasure!!! Ichiban in Bangor serves great sushi...and other Japanese favs....226 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 262-9308.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Summer past times...

From the ages of 16 - 20 I worked at a golf course...the best job ever, by the way! I loved greeting the regulars...knowing just the right amount of powdered creamer they liked in their coffee..or the brand of smokes they were going to buy. One of the best things was lining the golf carts up at night! I loved that!! The summer I learned to golf was great too, although at 17 I still thought golfing was for old people...and more importantly old men. Ten years (EWWW that many!?) have passed since I took my first golf lesson, and sadly I haven't done much golfing in between 17 and 27. Coming home from a wedding this weekend we drove by many a manicured course. As I was stuck in the car for 8 hours I got to thinking about my time as a "clubhouse manager" and as a smile spread across my face I decided I wanted to take up the old sport after all. So my mission this summer (between all the other things!) is to grab my clubs and go golfing a few times...maybe take a round of lessons, probably buy some overpriced yet cute golf outfit, but at least get out there to see what it is like to be a 27 year old lady golfer. FORE!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Affordable home on MDI!

Originally uploaded by ericaebates
This is a great new listing of mine - located at 55 Burnt Hill Road in Tremont. It is about 25 minutes from Bar Harbor, and about 40 minutes from Ellsworth. Very affordable at $225,000 and very cute! Classic shingle style Cape on the exterior, yet on the interior there is cathedral ceilings, a loft, an open layout, and tons of storage space. This home is also super efficient to heat with it's propane boiler and Jotul woodstove.

Nestled into the pines and surrounded by craggy granite ledge this home would be a great getaway home or a great starter home!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

nice way to end the weekend...

After a busy weekend mixed with a few surprise real estate appointments and a lot of yard/house work I'm ready to relax and make a nice dinner. So, tonight's menu - Wild Alaskan salmon with toasted sesame oil/ginger/wasabi/lemon juice vinaigrette, roasted with fresh dill, fennel, garlic and smoked sea salt. While it is roasting, I threw together a salad and made some spinach couscous - such a quick and yummy side! While Jon is finishing leaf blowing/mowing/building a fence...the kitchen (actually our entire 900 sq ft apartment, ha) is heating up and smelling quite delicious!! Now off to open a bottle of Pinot Noir to go with the feast...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Heating UP!

Things are heating up in Bar Harbor!!! Both the weather and the real estate market! The last 2 weeks I've had multiple offers on one of my listings, and finally it went under contract! One closing last week, and hopefully one this week...and one scheduled for June 1.
The streets of Bar Harbor are busier too - and I'm seeing a lot of out of state plates on the weekends. What a great place to live and work!!!!