Downeast Maine

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It’s been a while since we posted on our blog. It was a very busy summer with the sale of our house in Washington. While we have been pretty excited about our move from Washington to Cutler, it has also been a very difficult move. The hardest part has been to leave all of our friends in the area. We know we will still see everyone but just not as often. We have also been deprived of playing pickleball as much as we’d like. We hope to get some recruits in Cutler but that may take some time.

 

Washington house (Picture taken by Cates Real Estate photographer)

 

Trying to figure out what to keep and what to get rid of has certainly been a difficult task. So how do you leave a home with more than 3600 square feet, a full basement and a four car garage to a place with 1200 square feet, no basement, and a one car garage? We are happy to say we did accomplish this but not without a few tears and a lot of organization.

So the hardest part is now behind us. We moved in on August 24th and have most everything organized. Although, we now have  some very full closets and a very full garage. (You mean the garage is there to park the car? I don’t think so!) We owe a big thanks to Larry (John’s brother) and Nancie (sister-in-law) for all the help we got. Not only with all the furniture moving they did, but they also took Shelby off our hands so we could get things done. Of course, now Shelby likes their house more than ours. When we walk him, he wants to continue on to their house (which is just a little ways past ours).

We have had some beautiful weather and have done some hikes in the area. Here are some of the nice places we have been to:

 

Cutler Harbor

 

Western Head – a beautiful scenic hike in Cutler

 

Long Point Preserve. Nancie and Shelby (if you can find him) taking a hike.

 

 

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec

 

Quoddy Head

 

We were also able to get some camping in near Acadia National Park.We were fortunate to be able to stay at a campground we used to stay at years ago. It is currently closed but got permission to stay there for a couple days with our friends, Jim and Genie. The surf was really high while we were there and was such fun to watch at Schoodic Point.

View from our campsite.

 

Waves at Schoodic Point.

 

Waves so high I couldn’t capture them in the camera.

 

Jim and Genie at Schoodic Point.

 

We did allow a picture of us to be taken at Schoodic. (A rare thing for us.)

 

A view across the street from our house looking at Holmes Bay.

 

A sample of the nice sunsets we get to see across the street from us.

 

Our new home in Cutler is about 3 hours north from Washington. It has a population of about 500 people. A few people have asked to see our house. While it is nothing special, here are a few pictures. This is old Naval housing that has been converted to condos. They are duplexes and ours is on the left. Shelby loves to get into the pictures when I am taking them.

 

The new McKeary abode.

 

Living room (Notice Shelby relaxing in his bed.)

 

Kitchen. We added the cupboards on the right when we moved in as I needed more space.

 

Master bedroom upstairs

 

Guest bedroom (when you come to visit us)

 

My office / Sewing room

 

That’s all for now. We leave around Thanksgiving for our winter vacation in Eloy, Arizona. We’re always up for company wherever we are, so feel free to let us know when you can visit.