|RE: weekender cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Deborah Behrens (debbehauto-trol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 16:52:01 -0500|
Fred is justifiably concerned about the drop off in list postings. I've been remiss in posting replies to the whole list so please forgive my including (for context) the whole of some of the earlier posts between Shelly and me ... Shelly our community dinners are on Tuesday and Friday evenings, but not everyone can attend every meal. Many of the meetings are also during the week. But there are also meetings and occasional dinners/brunches and other sorts of celebrations on the weekends, and more people are at home on the weekends. There's lots of landscape activity and other community work to do on the weekends. Our community-wide meetings are held about twice a month on Sunday evenings (generally 6-8pm), sometimes including a meal. Every community sets their meal and meeting structures up to suit their own residents. If you push for a regular saturday or sunday community dinner or brunch (especially if you're cooking) and late sunday afternoon meetings, you could still participate pretty fully, even if you can't get to the mid week meals. Few people can get fit in ALL the community activities, even when they want to. As a long term thing, you probably won't want the community meeting to be mid weekend - cuts into other things you might be doing during the weekend. I figure the cow pasture across the street from my old home is probaby in condos now. It was good sledding in the winter when the cows weren't around. I'll be visiting Goshen and the western Mass communities too, so I'll make sure to drop by Pathways, tho it will probably be mid week. Please get me directions to Pathways. Debbie Behrens, Highline Crossing, Littleton CO > -----Original Message----- > Sent: Thursday, April 16, 1998 3:11 PM > To: debbeh [at] auto-trol.com > Subject: Re: weekender cohousing > > Hi Debbie > At your community, does a lot of the action (community dinners, get > togethers, etc.) happen during the week? Thanks for your input. > Hopefully when you come out, Pathways Cohousing in Northampton will be > standing. And when you visit home, I hope it doesn't depress you, but > Glastonbury is Booming!! Farm country turning into gigantic box > houses. > Shelly > [Deborah Behrens] We have a community member who travels during the week in her job, so she's only home on the weekends. IMO, she's been able to participate pretty well. She probably participates more than I do. I'm planning to get back to New England early August, and, among other things, visit the communities in Mass, and also some friends in the Hartford area. It's probably been over 10 years since I've been to Glastonbury. Best wishes. Debbie Behrens, Highline Crossing, Littleton CO -----Original Message----- Sent: Thursday, April 16, 1998 10:25 AM Subject: weekender cohousing As my husband and I grapple with the decision of joining Pathways Cohousing in Northhampton, Mass. (possible groundbreaking this fall), we are trying to come up with creative solutions to what would be an hour commute to work for my husband to and from Hartford. One thought I was considering was to "straddle" our two homes and head off to Pathways on the weekends and summers. Has anyone ever tried this? My concern is that we would be outsiders, showing up only on the weekends. My other concern would be that while I was there I would be willing to contribute but while I am away, there is little I can do. Do you think this would cause resentment? There are possibilities in the future for my husband to telecommute at least a couple of days, but in the meantime I thought this might be a decent compromise. Any suggestions? Thanks. Shelly DeMeo possible members of Pathways Cohousing in vibrant Northhampton, Mass. Just purchased 40 acres and recently finished our site plan.
weekender cohousing Tonka444, April 16 1998
- RE: weekender cohousing Deborah Behrens, April 16 1998
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