Sunday, September 03, 2006
Welcome to my blog! I've promised so many folks that I'd keep them posted on my new adventure and this seemed the best way to do it. I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico from the Boston area in late July to change my life.....I won't say "starting over" because that implies that everything that came before somehow needs to be replaced and that's certainly not the case. I've titled my blog "Choosing Santa Fe" because it is about moving forward with choice--choosing a life, rather than just accepting one.
Just before the weekend, I finally closed on the house I was selling in Massachusetts. It's been truly nervewracking (not to mention expensive) to carry two houses for the past few months--especially since I finished working in Massachusetts at the end of June, and only just started working in Santa Fe.
But I love being here! The weather--one of the huge factors in my coming here--has been wonderful--though slightly damper than usual. July and August are monsoon season here--somehow, I thought that only happened in India.....But we've had more rain in August than usual--in fact, it's rained every day but two since I've been here. But very different from East Coast rain. The day dawns beautiful and clear--it stays beautiful all day....Late in the afternoon you can see thunderclouds moving in over the mountains that ring the city, and huge and fabulous lightning that's so far away you can't hear the thunder. Sometimes it rains then--sometimes later at night (just like Camelot!!). But it comes through fast and hard and usually goes away pretty quickly. Twice there has been hail--both times while I was driving on the highway--and that is an experience I could do without! Yesterday it was cloudy until early afternoon, that's the first time that's happened.
I do NOT have air conditioning in my house--many folks who don't know Santa Fe weather are shocked by this! It does get hot during the day--high eighties, typically, but it gets cool every night (fifties at night--all summer). And "it's a dry heat". I always used to make fun of people who said that, but it's true. The house gets cool at night with the windows open, then you close the blinds and most of the windows in the morning and the house stays cool all day. Hottest it got inside all summer was 78 degrees--and it was very comfortable.
Pictures will start following as soon as I get a new camera. I will post at least once a week--more often when I can. I welcome your comments!
Posted by SantaFeKate at 10:18 AM