Watering Hole: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – On the Road Again

IMG_0397Nonewhere and I will be starting our travels to the northwestern part of the United States on Friday, June 14.  We sold our house that we designed and lived in for 16 years and 1 day.  The east coast has been our home for all of our lives.  Over the years, we have made many good friends and it is sad to say “good-bye” so instead we say, “come visit us in Oregon”.  We have been very busy packing over the past several weeks and that is why you haven’t seen much of us lately.  It’s amazing how much stuff can accumulate over 16 years especially in a large house.  We like to entertain and a house this size provided ample room for political parties, family and friends parties, and house concerts.  Our next place will be quite a bit smaller.

The above picture shows the front of our house.  We had a small picnic table on this porch and we enjoyed many meals on this porch.  It was also a good place to hang out and listen to the evening birds, night cicadas and crickets.

The below picture presents a view of our patio.  We had an octagon shaped picnic table with benches that were made by the Amish along with folding Adirondack chairs.  The table got sold but the chairs are coming with us.

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This will be my last “Open Thread” until I get settled.  I’ll let the ‘boss lady’ (Zooey) know when I am ready to get back to work.

Open Thread… Speak Up!