Wednesday, February 3, 2016

News From The Fulton House - Vol. 22, Winter 2016

The View

I find myself with my head down a considerable amount of the time. Like many of you, I'm in those middle years where there rarely seems to be sufficient time to accomplish the tasks we ask of ourselves. The list...always stuff to do. At nordic ski races you often hear coaches bellowing  to their racers "heads up, hands up, hips up!" Occasionally, my head is "up" and I'm prepared to absorb life within my field of vision. What a life it is! While driving the "3pm run" on Monday, I asked a 5th grade boy about his weekend. "What did you do over the weekend?" I asked. His reply, "We snowshoed up a mountain." And then he said, "I can't believe we own that view!" Apparently his family owns the mountain they climbed! I think we can all lay claim to our "view." Not just the wonderful natural beauty that surrounds us but the wonderful people that intersect with our lives. Thank you all for meeting us at that intersection. For the new year I'll take the advice of nordic coaches and resolve to get my head--if not my hands and hips--up and take ownership of the view!

The Fulton House

Our big project this year focuses on Hillside. We have removed the deck and the deck bedroom/bathroom and we have begun the process of replacing the bathroom and re-configuring the the bedroom space on the lower level. In addition, we have excavated along the north wall of the building, improved the drainage and built new retaining walls. In the spring we will complete the interior work and build a new deck. For those of you who spend time in Hillside, we hope you will be pleased with the result of our efforts. In the spring we are also planning to replace the ceiling in the living room of the Main House.

The Baileys

Leslie is now working full-time at View, Caitlin will graduate from Wellesley College in May, Fern will take on the role of Brenda in this year's musical, The Pajama Game, and Jon will happily pick his head up and observe the wonderful things they are doing!

We hope this new year finds you with your head up and your life filled with peace and joy!


Please let us know by February 8 about your reservation for the 2016 summer season. Deposits are due by February 15. You can send half of your deposit then and the other half by March 15, if you prefer. Please let us know if you have any questions. After February 8 we will be taking new reservations, so please let us know before then if you want us to hold anything for you.

For the third year in a row, there will not be an increase in our rates. For rate information, please visit our website at

We offer a 5% discount on the weeks of June 17-25 and August 13-20, and a 10% discount on the weeks of August 20-27 and August 27-September 3.

We look forward to seeing you in a few short months!

P.S. Please let us know if you would like to participate in a work weekend this spring. We hope to have work weekends on two of the following three weekends, depending upon interest: May 20-22, June 3-5, and June 10-12.