Going on 60. Kids are grown, gone, and they aren’t coming back. The climb up to the master bedroom feels like an Everest trek, and there are no Sherpas to shlep the laundry baskets. An evening commute that stretches to an hour on bad days, and lately they are all bad days.
Several months ago Barb and I considered all those factors and thought maybe, just maybe, it was time to leave the house that we had made our home. Twenty-five wonderful years of renovation, redesign and renewal. The kids, the holiday parties, the “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead” marathons. They had all been great, but it seemed we had the itch. And itches have to be scratched.
In this blog, we will begin by revisiting our decision making process, assuming our mind changing and flip-flopping can be called a process! And then we will progress to (what we hope is) the exciting part, chronicling the design and construction of our new home. If all goes well, a year from now we will be showing pictures of the new Casa Raff. We hope you follow along and enjoy the show!