Monday, January 17, 2011

Getting settled in Boston

We arrived in Boston yesterday evening. We didn't have a direct flight this time, and had a layover of just over an hour in Chicago. Both flights went very well - Summer is turning out to be a great flyer. Kind of surprising for a kid who normally can't sit still!

We went straight to Christopher's Haven and started settling into our new studio apartment. It's an older building, but a team of interior directors volunteered to redecorate all of the Christopher's Haven apartments a while ago, so they look really nice.

Our address here is:
1 Emerson Place #2-L
Boston, MA 02114

Here's a quick tour, starting from the entry:
Immediately to the left is a dressing/storage area, with a dresser and large closet, and the bathroom:
Further down the hallway on the left is the kitchen:
It's narrow, but has everything we'll need - even a rice cooker and a crock pot. Also, it will be very nice to be able to keep an eye on Summer while I'm cooking.

Here's the main room:
The picture doesn't do it justice - it's actually quite large and bright. There's a full-size couch (on the right) and the over-sized chair just past the bed converts into a twin.

To the left is an eating area:
On the other side of the half wall is Summer's nook, complete with a play kitchen to make her feel right at home:

Christopher's Haven also has a community area on our floor that is open during the day and has tons of other toys, including a train table and doll house that Summer didn't want to leave when it was time to go. They have lots of movies and books you can borrow too.

The building has concierge service and a very nice laundry facility in the basement. It's a great place - we're so glad we are able to stay here!

After unpacking, we bundled up and headed out for dinner and a little grocery shopping. Jason and I had been to a burrito place a few blocks away while Summer was having some scans during our last trip. It is only place in the immediate area we had tried and knew to be good, so Summer and I went there for dinner before heading over to Whole Foods to pick up some groceries.

We thought it was cold last night (low 30s), until I checked the forecast this morning and saw that the high for today was 17! We had planned to make a run to Target and the mall, but decided to just stay in for the day. Tomorrow is supposed to be a balmy 38 - maybe we'll venture then.

Summer's first treatment is in the morning, and she has an endocrinology appointment in the afternoon, so I'll post another update tomorrow.

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