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Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere

September 22nd, 2012

We found this note on the table of the new Maine house:

There are boxes everywhere, stacked to the ceiling and filling the rooms. Now begins the long process of cleaning, unpacking, and figuring out how our lives will fit into this house. In essence, we will set to work making this house a home. My computer is still packed up and thus I can’t download the photos from my camera yet. Tomorrow we’re off to the Common Ground Fair!

15 Comments to “Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere”
  1. Heather on September 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Enjoy yourself! Say hello to my friend Liz Proffetty at her Pottery tent at the fair.!

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  2. jennifer fisk on September 22, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Welcome to Maine. I went to the fair yesterday and it was great. If you like crabmeat, the vendor with crabmeat rolls gives a generous serving.

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  3. Erika on September 22, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Those aren’t boxes, they’re cat traps. Hope you catch some big ones!

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  4. Julia@Throwback Road on September 22, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I was wondering if you were going to the Common Ground fair. SOOOOOOO jealous. Have a great time! I think Amanda Soule is going to be there from Soulemama….Now my two favorite bloggers live in Maine…I may have to make a pilgramage at some point :) Best of luck unpacking…please post pics of the homestead soon! Can’t wait!
    So glad you made it to Maine safely.

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  5. Nebraska Dave on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Susy, moving day finally arrived, huh. Dexter had other plans about moving, I guess. Final goodbyes are always a little sad. I’m sure it won’t be long before you will be settled at your new place with gardening plans glore.

    Such a nice note the previous owners left you. I’m sure the new home will generate just as many great memories as the old one.

    Have a great Maine day.

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  6. Peggy on September 22, 2012 at 10:01 am

    congratulations! enjoy your new adventure! I’m glad to hear that everyone made it safe and sound!

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  7. whit on September 22, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Beautiful! Congratulatiins again!

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  8. Joy Giles on September 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

    So proud you all made a safe moving trip with cats intact. Looking forward to reading of your new adventures.

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  9. Mich on September 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Welcome to your new home :)

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  10. Bettina on September 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    All the best to both of you and your menagerie in your new home!!!

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  11. tj on September 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    …Welcome home you two! :o)

    …I saw that note last nite on FB and thought how wonderful that this place is being passed on to you with such love and kindness. That home knows love and will continue to do so for a long, long time. Again, congrat’s to Mr. & Mrs. Chiots! ;o)

    …Enjoy your weekend! Take naps if you can… :o)


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  12. susan ingle on September 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    wow…you are hitting the ground running! I just googled The Common Ground Fair ( and it looks like a wonderful event. Have fun and network, make some new friends, and settle into the fabric of life in Maine.

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  13. Misti on September 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    :) Congratulations! Enjoy your new home!

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  14. David Wallace on September 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Welcome to Maine!!!! Hope you have a great day at the fair!!! Can’t wait to see the next batch of pics. Relax and enjoy!! David

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  15. Cara on September 28, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and a half since I first started my garden here in Honolulu, Hawaii. I grew up in Maine and only had small potted herbs there so it will be really interesting to see your blog transfer to my other home state. Since everything I grow here is more tropical vs. Maine it is definitely a nice change to be able to grow year round, (althought slightly exhausting). Love the blog welcome to Maine!

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