Happy Birthday Esme!

Regular readers will know how grateful we are that clients sometimes turn into wonderful friends. We definitely feel that Esme (and her parents) are in this category.

Esme turns five years old today…so let’s make sure that we recognize that achievement and wish her a very happy day. We first met her when she was three and her parents were thinking that they’d like to sell their Capitol Hill rowhouse and move to the close in Montgomery County suburbs. We “met” them through the internet and quickly decided that we were a good match.

Visiting homes is not every three year old’s favorite pastime…but Esme was a trooper. She often showed up with her parents in “dress up” clothes and I remember a hot summer day when her bathing suit was the favorite (and appropriate in the 90 degree heat) attire. It was fun to visit homes where there were obviously children in residence and she could admire their toys…and pretty boring when that wasn’t the case. Of course, vacant houses are always the exception to that rule. There’s something about young children and the “freedom” they feel in vacant houses…it’s fun to watch.

Esme and her parents only took a few months to find the “perfect” home in Bethesda. It wasn’t the totally updated house that they had first described that they wanted, but it has a wonderful yard and is conveniently located to jobs and schools. Next fall, Esme will be able to go to the local public school…..which will make life especially easy for the entire family.

Happy Birthday, Esme! Give your parents a big hug and let’s try to meet soon for dinner!

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