I originally had a different picture that I was going to use for this Friday's fun new meme that Tisha at CrAzY Working Mom developed but changed my mind after taking this picture yesterday afternoon ...
You can see a beautiful blue January New England sky through the bare branches of the tree that stands in what will be my new side yard at my new humble abode so I guess this counts as a "Looking at the Sky" picture, right?
In yesterday's post I had said that change was coming for Amanda and I and most of you were astute enough to figure out that I was referring to moving to a new home. This is a change that is long past due and one that - even though it's going to be a royal pain in the back and other body parts - is going to be well worth it. I vowed back in December that this was going to be the last winter I spent trying to get up and down two very steep hills and even though moving in January in Connecticut is not the easiest thing to do, the time has come to stop just thinking about it and do it.
I was very fortunate to find a lovely new place to move to which is not only within walking distance to Amanda's high school but that doesn't require the climbing of any hills to get to either! The neighborhood is a lovely older one (well, most neighborhoods in Norwich are old to be honest) and it's within walking distance of Yantic Falls and one my favorite Norwich haunts, the Yantic Cemetery.
Rather than living in a single family home, as I have been, we will be occupying the first floor of a large older house that is very well constructed and very well maintained. The hardwood floors are beautiful, the rooms are quite large, and there's even a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. With over 1,100 square feet there will be plenty of room for Amanda and I as well as Jamie when she comes up from Florida. There are things I'm going to miss about my current home - like the wonderful front porch - but it is definitely time for a change and I think this change will be quite beneficial for Amanda and I both.
This is a shot of the house from the front and, as you can see, the sky is just as beautiful and blue from this angle as it was from the other- the only difference here is that you get a few wispy clouds to boot! Speaking of beautiful skies, if you want to see other wonderful sky shots, make sure you check out Tisha's blog and visit the links!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go find some boxes!