Wednesday, March 17, 2010


When we arrived Monday, we were assigned to a duplex at Oakville, called the Terrace. The school told us that next week we could move to the guest room we occupied last spring, right in the Quad. However, we decided we’d prefer to stay at Oakville. So Tuesday afternoon we hired a taxi and hauled our stored luggage up to the house. We have gradually accumulated a few household goods and some clothes that we leave here between visits.

The Oakville estate was formerly the property of the United Church of Canada. About 30 years ago, the Alter family acquired the main property. The school has two duplex units there where staff are housed. One of the buildings burned down a few years ago and a lovely new duplex was built on the original foundation. Ours is the older one, shown below. (We are on the right side, which gets very little sun.)

Looking eastward from our front yard (where cows enjoy browsing) we can see the big old Oakville main house across the now-defunct tennis courts. Forty years ago Dan used to play tennis up there on Sunday afternoons.

It's a 20-minute walk to school from Oakville, all downhill. The return takes a bit longer, but it is a pleasant walk along Tehri Road and up a Jeepable path. I haven't taken the "Eyebrow" path yet; I must do that soon!

1 comment:

  1. Is the satellite dish for TV, telephone, internet, decoration?


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