Jen, Dan, Zachy, and Clara arrived after a week's holiday in Stockbridge with Dan's family to see their
brand new house, poised for the movers.
5 First look inside. Their furniture would not arrive for another five days.
6 Jen last saw the house before any interior finishing had been done
11 Laundry upstairs
12 Joan arrives with Maisy
13 Emmy, Michael, and Thalia arrive
20 Upstairs in the play area
21 Master bath
22 master bedroom
24 In the basement - a very large room, carpeted, suitable for...
27 back upstairs
28 the first and probably last football game in the living room
32 checking on the lunch order, as we prepare to head over to Emmy and Michael's house, scarcely a mile away
34 Emmy and Michael's house
44 Five days later - the movers have arrived, delivered the furnishings, and the Xanthiites (that's the street they live on) are heading off to move into their new house
46 Shortly after they moved in, grandpa babysat for a morning, and saw first hand the toxicity of videos - mesmerizing, paralyzing, stupefying - as he caved to their demands to watch "Rio."
During a 15 second video, which looks like a still image, Clara blinked once, Zachy not at all.
48 A field trip to Bill's lab. That's Christi Romberg showing Clara and Zachy some frogs, while Raquel Cano observes
49 Jen, Clara, Zachy, Christi, Raquel
50 Celebratory weekend at the cabin - getting Friday dinner readied
51 Ellen and Ken (top) flew in from Boston. Dan, coming from an ecology meeting in Texas, and Michael, coming from work in Denver, arrived later
52 Clara, Thalia, Jen, Zachy
55 Zachy instructs Clara and Thalia how to drive the F150
58 Two favored modes of conveyance
63 Time to pick some wildflowers for the table
67 Sunday dawned cloudier and chillier than Saturday
70 Sunday brunch (clockwise from top: Bill, Joan's sister Sharon, Emmy, Thalia, Michael, clara, Dan, Joan's sister Laurie, Ellen, Joan's brother Ken, Jen, Zachy, Joan)