Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner at Beacon Hill

Having just moved in to Beacon Hill at Eastgate, we decide that we would have our Thanksgiving dinner with some of the other newly arrived residents. The chef prepared a sumptuous dinner of all the traditional dishes and set out a buffet line for us in the kitchen. After filling our plates, some of us over filling them, we went into the formal dining room to eat. Of course, there was plenty for those who wanted seconds, another tradition at Thanksgiving, right?

The photo below on the right is of Polly and David McCoy with their guest. Way in the background you may be able to see the chef, in the traditional chef's hat, and the cook staff in white jackets and black caps who were eating their dinners, also. Many residents brought their families, including at least two babies who made their presence known. That just made it all the more a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The photo on the left is of Rosemary, one of the wait staff, at the buffet line.

The photo above shows Chef Tim cutting the pies. Would you like pumpkin, apple, pecan, or banana cream? I had a sliver of pecan pie and a slice of pumpkin with whipped topping? Yum, yum.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Moving Day

After months of waiting, sorting through stuff, selling the house (yes, we sold if finally!), we have moved into Beacon Hill at Eastgate. We had a professional organizer pack everything on Monday. Her staff came to supervise the loading of everything on to the mover's truck Tuesday morning, and they unpacked us on Tuesday afternoon.

We were told to wait until they had the kitchen things, linens, books, and clothing unpacked and put away before we could get into the apartment. Until that time, it was full of workers, boxes, and packing materials.

The photo above shows the front door of Beacon Hill, taken from the central hallway. Below is a picture of Stan in the library at Beacon Hill, waiting to get into our apartment. I'll be posting more photos in the next few days, so watch for future postings.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Getting Acquainted at Beacon Hill at Eastgate

Sometimes the fingers move faster than the brain! I meant to tell you who those three women are in the previous post's photo. Patty, Brenda, and Lindsey are staff at Beacon Hill at Eastgate. When you enter the building, Lindsey's smile if the first to greet you. She has the title "Concierge". When we are resident there (in three days!!!), she will be able to let me know that you have arrived, and I will be happy to show you our apartment. In fact, as soon as we are settled, I will take some photos of our place, so that even if you are not able to come in person, you can get an idea of what it is like. The common areas are beautiful. In fact, I have heard that at least one person has said it looks like a four star hotel.

Enough posting for today. I promise not to let so much time go by before I post again.

I realize I haven't posted to my blog for almost a month. During that time we've both been busy going through the many details related to moving out of our home of 48 years. I haven't even told you that the house has been sold! Yes, the "Sale Pending" sign is up in front of the house, the surveyors flags are flying at the corners of our lot, we've passed the radon test and the bank appraiser has been through the house. How did all this happen so fast?

Over the Halloween weekend we had an offer on the house. We spent the weekend negotiating with the buyers and came to an agreement on Monday morning. Later that day we had a second offer. So, we knew that if the first offer did not go through, we had a back-up offer.

Now it was time to get serious about the move, especially as moving day is next Tuesday! My husband is a real trooper about this, patient with my requests for help, and dilligent about getting his stuff ready to move (at last!).