This summer, Joanna and Noah purchased a home in Westmore, next to Lake Willoughby, for $304,000. It is slightly larger than their Derby rental, and their mortgage is still cheaper than their NYC rent. Noah continues to work remotely; Joanna has a part-time job with Everybody Wins! Vermont, a program that pairs mentors with elementary school readers. Joanna is the secretary of the Westmore Democratic Town Committee and volunteers with the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter. Noah’s stepfather died this summer, and the couple continue to look after his mom in East Burke.
Eva spent a sunny Saturday getting a tour of the pair’s new house and visiting with their cats, Menace, Billy Bones and Captain Jack. Joanna talked to Eva about the past two and a half years in Vermont and her experiences as a transplant to the state. Then they headed to St. Johnsbury for lunch and holiday shopping with Lori and Bret Thayer, a couple who recently relocated to Barton, Vt. from Denver, Colo.
Filming date: 12/10/22