It’s been five weeks since Holly, Kali, Kloe, and I moved in full time to the Golden K. As is usually the case when one moves into a new home, as turn key as the property may be – and our was very turn key – there are things you want to do to make the home your own. So Holly and I have spent the first five weeks unpacking and organizing the house, and managing contractor activities for various repairs and improvements. I work mostly from home so in between the house and property related activities I’ve been working in my office and I make an occasional trip back down the hill to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet with clients.
Our days are busy and begin around 5:45 am when puppy Kloe
needs wants to get out of bed. Once the sun is up this four month-old Golden Retriever seems to feel it’s her personal responsibility to kick start the day. Kali, our seven year old Golden, is much more willing to stay in bed longer but she’s all about the food and she knows that breakfast will be served shorty after Kloe and I take care of “bio-business” after a long nights rest. So Kali eagerly follows Kloe and I out of the bedroom to seize the day albeit with markedly less enthusiasm than her little sister.
In spite of all the work associated with setting up a new home, especially coming from suburbia to the Sierra Nevada Foothills as we have, we’ve made time to explore, entertain family and friends, and hang out with the dog’s on the deck or family room.
There is still quite a lot to do. Our blessing and curse is the we’re good at keeping our nose to the grindstone in an effort get everything done quickly whenever we embark on a new project, or in this case a new journey and new phase of our lives. But we’ve committed to one another that this time we’ll be patient, take our time, and within reason do things with the highest level of quality.
So on this third day of a three day Fourth of July weekend -after entertaining two of our dearest and oldest friends for the past two days – we are taking a break. We had a slow paced morning reading on the deck We took a quick trip with the dogs into town to re-supply. We sit here now watching the baseball game in our new home that makes us feel like we’re on perminent vacation. In a little while I’ll pull out the “mix tape” (now digitized) of Americana songs that I play every Fourth of July (a tradition that Kali now shares with me that you can read more about at Golden Kali).
We’ll end our day with a quiet dinner just the four of us; the dogs get kibble and we’ll have try-tip. OK, full transparency the dogs will each get a small bit of try-tip as I take it off the BBQ. Then perhaps a short walk around the property before bed and before launching into more work and organization tomorrow.
But for now, and for the rest of the day, we are taking our cues from Kali and Kloe and allowing ourselves A Lazy Day At The Golden K.