East bound and down

Monday 1

Today I get behind the wheel of this big ol’ truck and head east to Rockport. This officially brings our time in Rochester to a close.

It’s taken forever, but I’m happy with the results of this renovation project. The house is refinished in pale, calm colors. Since it has lots of windows, it’s very light—a definite plus during a dark Rochester winter. I’ve promised the realtors no more pictures until they’re ready for the Big Reveal, but as soon as that happens, I’ll give you a photo tour.

This neighborhood is changing. There are toddlers around for the first time in years. I hope the next owners will enjoy raising kids here as much as we did. But whatever the shape of their family is, I foresee a bright and happy future for them here.

As for me, I haven’t slept in my own bed for four months. So after some last-minute cleaning, I’m east bound and down, just in time for Christmas.

Carol Douglas

About Carol Douglas

Carol L. Douglas is a painter who lives, works and teaches in Rockport, ME. Her annual workshop will again be held on the Schoodic Peninsula in beautiful Acadia National Park, from August 6-11, 2017. Visit www.watch-me-paint.com/ for more information.