Monthly Archives: July 2010

Settling In


It’s 90 degrees here in Northern New York.  I can’t go in the pool because I added chemicals earlier so I’ve been spending my day with the computer screen in front, the air conditioner to my left and three fuzzy cats to my right.  Not a bad day.

I’ve settled into our new home, an Eastlake victorian built in 1870.  We are redecorating top to bottom and doing some minor landscaping.  We gave the house a new roof.  Our neighbors are wonderful people and I enjoy spending time with them.  We got a new kitten, named Scribbles, who has become the center of attention.  He’s a chocolate persian and is so happy he poops glitter and rainbows.

I also finally got a single-brew coffee maker and I love it!  I think it is the single most used appliance I’ve ever owned!  Not sure how I ever lived without it…or the dishwasher, for that matter.

I kind of took some time off from photography.  Nothing really comes close to the beauty of Alaska and I was temporarily convinced I’d never take another beautiful picture again without being there.  It was a good two months before I picked up the camera again in an artistic way.  Doing so felt like putting on a favorite sweater; warm and cozy and comfortable.  I really got back into it when we went to Boldt Castle for my Birthday.  Some of the photos made it to my flickr account and I’m hooked again.

So, life goes on.  I think John and I may one day find ourselves back in Alaska, but I’m finding plenty to be happy about here in Northern New York.  Finally!

Our New House