Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Settling In


We’re settling in here at the new house (In all my nerddom I’ve dubbed it Casa de Baya or “Berry House” for it’s pale pink color on the outside.) Our move was both spur-of-the-moment and long-coming all in one. We tend to spend quite awhile debating big decisions and then move on them in one fell swoop. So far it’s worked out pretty well for us.

The benefits of Casa de Baya are many. We’re only attached to one neighbor and separated by a garage. We have a garage. And a washing machine and dryer. The kitchen is a huge upgrade. We can have a dining room table. We were able to pick paint colors. I have room for container gardening. The neighborhood is awesome. Mostly, we feel at home here. And that’s the most important thing for us right now.


  1. jodi

    This is how Peter and I approach major life decisions as well, chewing on them for a long, long time with no action and then making a snap decision. We waffled for more than a year about when to start looking at houses and then on our first day out looking at houses with our realtor we made an offer on the third place we saw and, by evening, owned a house.

    This wee corner of your new space looks lovely and cozy. I’m a big fan of bamboo shades; we’ve put them into all of our main floor windows as well.