At the New House is the first letter that Samantha Greenbriar wrote to her sister after moving into the house on Arbor Hill. It was written on August 20, 1994. In it, Sam details her plans to use the journals as a way to be close to Katie whilst the latter is abroad in Europe.
So much has changed, even just since you've been gone. We moved into this house. I'm at a new school. And my big sister being gone for a year doesn't make it any easier. It doesn't feel real.
But I'm not going to let it phase me. I used to tell you everything, and if I can't do it in person because you're off gallivanting around who-knows-where, I'll just tell it to this journal.
Just like I was talking to you.
- This journal is the first to be uncovered by Katie. It is unlocked by looking at the movers invoice on the table left of the front door coming in.
- It is not, however, the first piece of correspondence Katie finds from her sister. Sam had left a note on the front door, and it is one of the first things that Katie finds.