October 6th, 2006
house

it has been an intense 48 hours, but we are finally moved into the new house!
amazingly I have unpacked 80% of the boxes, only because we have been living out of boxes for well over three months now and I couldn’t bear the sight of them anymore. what a novelty, to be able to put things away again! the house could not be better, cozy, quaint, and full of good writing energy!
the move was made a bit more difficult by a raging migrane, three days long, (combined with a strange and unusual case of acne!?, I haven’t had it like this since I was 15). i suppose all the tension of the last few months all came flooding out all at once. but i have been able to keep food down, and i must be feeling better because I made my first walk downtown this morning. it’s a little longer of a walk now, about 1/2 hour.
as I walked through my new neighborhood i found myself tearing up. the street are filled with big beautiful old victorians decorated for halloween. right across the street is the quintessential halloween house, (I’ll see if I can get a photo of it), think of the design of the psycho house but much more quaint and beautiful and not scary at all.
walking down the big hill i pass a fancy old street lined with well kept ‘professors’ houses, a beautiful big pond hidden by trees, a waterfall, and an ancient graveyard.
as i walk i think of how i am excited to go home again later and (ignoring all the work I have to do), curl up with a good book and some tea.
finally.
(i’ll try and post a photo soon, once again i’m without internet.)

Oct 6 2006
12:37 pm
katie writes:

I used to have 3 day migraines and gave up drinking tea. that was 12 years ago and I’ve had three migraines – following three cups of tea……. just a thought. Hot water is good
glad you have a home again

Oct 6 2006
12:38 pm
rosa murillo writes:

congrats on your move, I know how it is to feel like a gypsy. although I don’t mind the skirts and the music.
welcome home, and best wishes for you and your husband.

Oct 6 2006
1:06 pm
nadine writes:

Oh, I hope your migraines are not related to tea. I’d hate the idea of you having to give that little pleasure up.
Your new neighbourhood sounds wonderful. I look forward to reading about all your discoveries.

Oct 6 2006
1:38 pm
kenya writes:

with all the dust from moving and unpacking, the stress … it’s no wonder you’ve gotten migraines and a breakout.
you’re doing all the right things: getting some exercise and fresh air, being good to yourself, getting into a routine.
i’m sure your skin will clear up in no time. try a calming serum or a gentle exfoliating mask tonight with your tub time.
can’t wait to see the “spooked” houses from your new neighborhood. we miss fall out here in Cali!

Oct 6 2006
1:59 pm
marsha writes:

Congratulations! I just moved too – I know how stressful it all is.
Love your blog!

Oct 6 2006
2:12 pm
Veronica writes:

Congratulations on your new home! May it be filled with happiness, love and lots of good writing. :)

Oct 6 2006
3:54 pm
m writes:

oh happy happy move!

Oct 6 2006
4:04 pm
Wenda writes:

Except for the migraine, the acne pain and those few boxes still to be unpacked, this new neighbourhood sounds very fine.

Oct 6 2006
4:06 pm
Sabine writes:

Oh, the graveyard sounds really cool. It’s not that I have a morbid streak or anything… but there is something so fascinating about ancient graveyards. I love to take walks through them, or to just sit under a tree and read. They are one of the few places left that give you complete peace, away from violence and noise and cars.
Your house sounds wonderful. Forgive my memory loss, but your in New York now, right?

Oct 6 2006
5:48 pm
shari writes:

keri,
you are HOME! congrats. enjoy that book and cup of tea this evening. cheers, shari

Oct 6 2006
7:20 pm
simple me writes:

Oh! I don’t feel alone anymore…I’m going through the process of moving home…for the 4th time in the last 2 years.
Glad you are starting to settle…this moving business is all so stressful.
ps: can’t bear the smell of cardboard boxes anymore or the sound of tape being unrolled :)

Oct 7 2006
2:58 am
julie writes:

Oh i wish you lots of happiness and wonderful energies in your new home…relax and enjoy…

Oct 7 2006
1:13 pm
Susan Jonsson writes:

Congratulations for finally having a home…..The migraines are no doubt due to the stress of another transition for you….I am not certain you will find my next comment helpfulll…….. The only time I ever experienced acne was when I was pregnant!
Susan

Oct 7 2006
2:00 pm
cindy writes:

oh the neighbourhood sounds wonderful. lots of inspiring things for you i’m sure. i’m sorry about the migraines, i hope your rid of it soon.

Oct 7 2006
6:21 pm
Maria writes:

I do hope you feel better soon. And all the best of luck with settling into your new home. Lots of good wishes across the Atlantic!

Oct 7 2006
10:56 pm
bev writes:

YAH! it is good to have some where to nest. Hope life sends you some peaceful times. You have earn it.

Oct 8 2006
10:44 am
Beth writes:

Empathising much with all of this, having just moved again for the twenty-somethingth time, and the 4th time in seven years – the previous being just 12 months ago. I too suffered a three day migraine after the move, and three more of the damn things in the few weeks I have been here. I like to think it is just all the stress coming out as I begin to relax totally in my new environment. (The move and buying/selling was just too traumatic for words – quite the worst experience yet.) I am loving my new island life, and I am sure that you will love your new life too, Keri. The new house sounds fabulous.
I celebrated by giving all my boxes away. No more boxes for me, until they carry me off this island feet first. I’m staying put!

Oct 8 2006
12:56 pm
bruko writes:

yay!
Such good news to read!

Oct 8 2006
12:58 pm
djyg&g writes:

i know what that new neighborhood feel is like, and the feeling of being settled. congrats on your new happiness and strolling possibilities.
l.

Oct 8 2006
12:58 pm
djyg&g writes:

i know what that new neighborhood feel is like, and the feeling of being settled. congrats on your new happiness and strolling possibilities.
l.

Oct 8 2006
12:58 pm
djyg&g writes:

i know what that new neighborhood feel is like, and the feeling of being settled. congrats on your new happiness and strolling possibilities.
l.

Oct 10 2006
9:43 am
Philly writes:

Neighborhood sounds really familiar, you must be right around the corner from me.

Oct 10 2006
10:07 am
Michele writes:

That’s wonderful Keri! I hope you enjoy your new home and neighborhood. It must feel good!

Oct 10 2006
1:05 pm
christine writes:

Oh, dearling* Keri. I am so thrilled for you. After all you’ve been through, you deserve all this loveliness. xo
*I noticed the typo but kind of like the new term of endearment. You are a dear and a darling!

Oct 10 2006
1:55 pm
Kate writes:

I am so pleased to read of your home-making and so glad you are home at last.
I grew up for a while in the gate house on the Emma Willard School campus (my dad taught there many many moons ago). The old parts of the campus used to be wonderfully ivy covered and gothic (MANY gargoyles)–they also do a wonderful revels each wintertime.

Oct 11 2006
10:38 am
Lu writes:

That is awesome. Congratulations!

Oct 11 2006
4:45 pm
Swirly writes:

Happy nesting my dear…I am SO thrilled for you.

Oct 14 2006
2:54 am
sandra writes:

your new surrounding and house sounds wonderful! Congratulations and happy nesting!


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