At long last, Annie has graced the Bel Ami with her presence! Coming off of a month where we almost sold the house, it has been quite an exciting and emotionally difficult time for us. We didn't get an offer on the house that we couldn't refuse, unfortunately. However, the offer was fair given the current market conditions, and seriously tempting. Negotiations have been protracted, the listing contract has expired as well as the offer. We got awfully close, (only 8 grand apart!) and I left it with Shelly (our wonderful and fabulous realtor--) that we would continue our conversation about selling while floating around in the islands. In the meantime, enjoy the picture show.