The New House

I am not a homeowner nor have I ever wanted to be one. Still, there is some nice excitement circulating throughout our rather small family because of new houses/new homes. Brother Robert and sister-in-law Marsha are completing their first week in the suburban foothills of Albuquerque and son Scott and daughter-in-law Sandra are in the same stage of habitation in their new place overlooking San Diego Harbor.

 I do have a new bookcase about which I am quite thrilled but I suppose that’s not in the same category.

 Last Sunday we gathered for the first family dinner in the new house. I brought a baked ham and my best-potato-salad-in-the-world (although not quite perfect this time—I’m copying my mom who always denied anything she cooked/baked turned out just right). I also found a recipe for Jell-O-poke cake at the doctor’s office which I remembered from childhood and decided to make. Don’t do that. It’s oozingly sweet and semi-disgusting—but with a lot of whipped cream it’s not impossible to eat.

 Here are the first photos in the new place which will all be re-painted, re-curtained, re-cupboarded in the very near future. It’s very very green pretty much everywhere right now. 

Sara, Patricia and boyfriend.

Sara, Patricia and boyfriend.

Buddy wants to share Steve's friend Jeff's food.

Buddy wants to share Steve’s friend Jeff’s food.

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Pretty Sara in the rain.

The pool...might be just a hair under olympic size?

The pool…might be just a hair under olympic size?

Marsha in her new house.

Marsha in her new house.

Buddy going for Steven's jugular...

Buddy going for Steven’s jugular…

The 'boys' gather to talk about boy stuff like hunting and war and big machines and stuff. Or maybe just their favorite shows.

The ‘boys’ gather to talk about boy stuff like hunting and war and big machines and stuff. Or maybe just their favorite shows.

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About mneset

Writer, Traveler, Director/North Fourth Art Center

Posted on July 19, 2013, in Living LIFE and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this. I enjoy hearing about family. Our family connections have kind of fallen apart. I miss them. Your are intact and that is really nice. I just have a lot of memories about family connections. Perhaps I need to rebuild my family…whoever they are or will be…thanks for the reminder about how important it is

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  2. Thanks Tom. I’m trying to be an involved considerate family member…but I’m not always so good at it…just to keep trying I guess.

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