The California chapter of the Kimpton househould has ended (at least for quite a while – never say never !).
We closed on the purchase of the house in Winchester and ‘moved in’ on Thursday. I say ‘moved in’ since really I’m the only one with anything close to real belongings here in Massachusetts. For everyone else their ‘stuff’ is either in a truck or warehouse back in San Francisco.
We don’t expect to get any of our household belongings until late June (about 2 weeks from now). In the meantime the children are ‘camping out’ for a few days. Early next week Michele, Sylvie & Iain are going up to Vermont for a week or so until the truck arrives with the furniture. In the meantime I’m going stay at the house decorating (and working). Michele really wants to paint a lot of the rooms and also change the carpet too. That’s just much easier to do when there’s no furniture around – so now’s the time !
We’ve met a few of the neighbours (both human and animal) on Thursday afternoon, there are a lot of young children around and Iain has already made one friend next door. We also have animal neighbours too – there’s at least one remarkably tame bunny around the house, a family of chipmunks in the rocks in the garden and also plenty of squirrels.
Michele went out for an innaugural run in the fells this morning and promptly got lost – turning a 45 minute run into something more like 2 hours. I was beginning to wonder if I needed to start calling people ! Next time she says she’ll take a map (at least until she’s more familiar with the area).
I’ll try and keep the blog updated with photos of the decoration as it progresses.
Posted under Personal
This post was written by awk on June 16, 2006