The office space is so cool, in such an amazing wooded location. One large room and one larger reception area with room for a conference table at one end, separated by a hall with a bathroom and shower in the middle. Original stone foundations 1/3 up wall and original brick above. Rafter ceilings with exposed venting and water pipes. I will have to post pictures.
Jenny and I have started thinking about how to buy the space we are about to rent. At $143,000, we can have a mortgage payment about half of what we are paying in rent (which is still pretty cheap for the area). We are the only rental in the first two commercial floors. Everything else is 'owned' condo space. We have to finagle a down payment and financing from a bank. These properties are going to be amazing. The hottest restaurant in our medium town just opened up in the building next our new 'home away from home' [they were the first commercial interest in the old buildings]. That building is amazing. It is the old rooming house for the largest mental institution in the states history, which had fallen into literal ruin before being re-developed as mixed use historic renovation. Stunning.
I took Nancy (wife), Jenny, Mike (Jenny's husband) and two of my three little boys to see the new office today. I think they are going to feel right at home there.
A Feb 1 move-in date is pretty hard to believe, but we will be ready and have contingency plans either way.