July the 12th – the big moving day! I become a California resident! Yikes! It’s been kind of bittersweet this week. But I’m looking forward to the nice weather, the new challenges, and oh yeah, seeing my husband for the first time in… 66 days. Also? I will be living near this place, which is pretty exciting since I’ve always wanted to visit it:
It’s called the Winchester Mystery House. Mrs. Winchester, the heir to the Winchester rifle money, was widowed and left the Winchester fortune. Legend has it that a medium told her to build a home to house the spirits of all the people killed by Winchester rifles. Whatever the case, she decided she had to move to California and keep building a mansion. And by “keep building” I mean she had contractors adding things to her house, non-stop, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 38 years. She had stairs built that led to the ceiling and crazy little rooms to nowhere. She also had some marvelous innovations, like push-button gas lights, elevators, and an indoor hot shower.
Oh, the house is also reputed to be haunted. And the Ghost Hunters did an episode on it.
And I will be living, like, a mile away from it. Sweet!