Good boating friends, Dave and Betsy, are in the area and made some time to visit us. We had not seen them in several years so it was a good reunion. After chatting a good bit in the motorhome, we headed to Arlington Ridge for lunch and a look at our new community and house. Lunch first.
The receptionist in the sales center gave me a key for the village green amenities (theater, pool, library, etc.) and a key for a house just like ours that is finished. We took a quick tour of the village green because a storm was brewing. As we were driving toward our lot, I pointed out a house that is the same model as we went by. Then, ahead, I saw a house under construction where our slab was yesterday. Andy and I were both stunned at the progress that had been made today. Dave stopped the car in front of our house and I got out of the car to take this photo. There was just a light spritz of rain.
Dave drove just a bit further down the street to the same house that is up for sale. We must have spent an hour or more touring the house, about three times. This was the first time Andy and I have seen our house finished. It gave me a better sense of the room sizes and where I will place furniture. I really like the house and it made me feel better about our decision to buy in this development.
Dave and Betsy had a four o’clock appointment and dropped us off at the motorhome in time to get there. I did some paperwork while Andy took a long nap. Then, in the early evening, we drove back over to the house so we could explore after the workers had quit for the day.
For some reason, walking inside reminded me of Pompei.
This view is in the master bedroom looking out what will be sliding glass doors.
These and several other sandhill cranes were making a ruckus on the golf course. They average about ten pounds and stand about four feet tall. Male and female look alike. The center one is a juvenile.