IN THE BEGINNING...

IN THE BEGINNING....DEC.24, 2014...WE TURNED THE KEY TO LOCK  100 E. MAIN ST. CAMBRIDGE, NY, HAVING LEFT A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE ON ICE FOR THE NEW OWNERS, GOT INTO OUR JAM PACKED HONDA ELEMENT---IT NOW CONTAINED ALL OF OUR MATERIAL POSSESSIONS-  AND DROVE OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAY FOR THE LAST TIME.  WE WERE LEAVING OUR HOME  OF 15 YEARS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK AND HEADING SOUTH!  THE WEATHER
WAS FAST BECOMING 'TOO COLD FOR ME' ,  AND FORTUNATELY WE ONLY NEEDED TO DRIVE 2 HOUR SOUTH TO FRIEND BETHANY'S HOUSE IN RED HOOK ,WHERE THERE WAS ROOM IN THE INN FOR 2 HOMELESS FRIENDS.   AFTER A DELICIOUS  DINNER AND COZY CHRISTMAS EVE WITH BETHANY AND HER FAMILY, CHRIS AND FENG,BAIRD AND DEBORAH AND THEIR KIDS, WE FELL INTO BED ,EXHAUSTED,  HAPPY THAT OUR HOMELESS ADVENTURE HAD BEGUN!