Yesterday, I closed on my house in Austin, officially marking an end to a wonderful chapter in my life. I moved to Austin in July of 1997, to work for Trilogy. Fresh from Ithaca, I can safely recommend that one NEVER move to Austin, TX in the summer. But summer heat aside, Austin is an oasis in the Texas desert.
For 7+ years I lived in Austin and enjoyed all that it had to offer. Some of my favorites include water skiing on Town Lake, bike rides to Salt Lick, dinner at Curra's, and morning runs around the lake. Austin offers so many wonderful outdoor activities, great live music, and fabulous restaurants.
In August of 2000, right at the height of the boom, I plunged head first into the world of home ownership. 2409 McCall was where I hung my hat, in the heart of Tarrytown. My little 3 bedroom 2 bath was perfect, except for the lack of a deck in the backyard, which I immediately added.
Now, after 4 years of home ownership, some fun improvement projects including painting and lawn work, and many memorable gatherings of friends, I've relinquished the keys to new owners. I can only hope they enjoy it as much as I have, and have many great years calling it "home".