And if history remains true, soon Foxy’s will enchant her new owners as she enchanted us so many years ago.
A quote by Andy Warhol came to mind as I sanded away the many layers of memories from our front door this weekend "You have to do stuff that average people don't understand, because those are the only good things." (The Andy Warhol Diaries, 1989). It has been a standing joke in “The Hood” with our realtor friends that we weren’t doing such and such project for the resale value. When we initially moved into Foxy’s (as we call the old homestead after that famous bar in the BVI) it was the typical neighborhood casa. But over the last nine years and many diy projects, it became home for two frustrated artist wanna-bes. And our front door is a prime example. As each layer of paint peeled away, it was evident that we have always marched to a slightly different drummer. From the cracked black and spiced vinegar that would have been so perfect for Morticia and Gomez Addams that gave way to my favorite shade of purple with the silver sparkling thru, the years at Foxy’s paraded by. If I had a dollar for every delivery man, pizza boy or Mr. Brown that raved about our great purple door, we would be rich, rich, rich!! Guess they weren’t the average person!!
But it is time to strip away our colorful personalities to make Foxy’s ready for her next keepers. With every touch of purple trim we sadly cover up, Foxy’s is reverting back to a normal guy home in “The Hood”. There are moments when I am not sure that I should be living here. Think "Little Welcome Bird" may be having some of those same feelings. The gorgeous satin-finish mahogany door that now greets visitors is just one more sign that we are moving on to a new adventure and another stage in our lives. It has finally hit home that we are going to sell it all and search for that next adventure on “Dreamchaser”.