Walls Are Going Up

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.

It Was Just a Cement Slab Yesterday

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.

Sandhill Cranes



17 thoughts on “Walls Are Going Up

  1. Mala Burt July 22, 2017 / 8:05 am

    It must be so exciting to see the house going up. You guys are good planners! My husband and I did something similar ten years ago when we moved from a two hundred-year-old maintenance intensive stone house to a one story, small rancher in small town. It was a very good decision.


    • Dinata Misovec July 22, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      It was a bit tough for me; my dream was a farmhouse in the country, garden, chickens. But, now that it has started, I think I’ll be happy where someone else takes care of the lawn and there are plenty of neighbors and activities to keep us busy.


      • Mala Burt July 23, 2017 / 6:45 pm

        I lived that dream, but our small rancher is so much better for my knees.


      • Dinata Misovec July 23, 2017 / 7:27 pm

        I already lived in the right place (in Maryland) but was working full time and did not have time to farm my six-acre farmette. Now, I must admit, I don’t need all that work at my age. I’ll be content with what small garden I can fit behind the house. Herbs and a few tomato plants should do it.

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      • Mala Burt July 24, 2017 / 5:37 am

        Where did you live in MD? We were north of Baltimore for many years on our 30 acres and now live on the Eastern Shore in our little rancher.


      • Dinata Misovec July 24, 2017 / 5:04 pm

        We lived on the western shore in Lusby, MD near Cove Point and just north of Solomons, MD, if you are familiar with the bay. I have spent a good bit of time on the eastern shore, visiting by boat many years ago (St Michaels, Chrisfield, Chestertown, Oxford, and others). It would have been a waste to stay there to be close to my children; one is in Wisconsin and the other is in California. So it has been a nomadic life since 2001.


      • Mala Burt July 25, 2017 / 5:59 am

        We are in St. Michaels. Our four kids are in Colorado, Montana, and California. They’d like us to come west, but we are happy where we’re now rooted.


      • Dinata Misovec July 25, 2017 / 10:02 pm

        St. Michaels was always one of our favorite boating destinations.


  2. Jane Wilmer July 22, 2017 / 8:07 am

    are you going to live full time in your new house? i read good things about your development..

    Sent from my iPad



    • Dinata Misovec July 22, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      We hope to travel in the motorhome (keys, Smokies) for a bit longer. But, the day is coming when Andy just can’t do that anymore. The house is to prepare for that day. We are talking about downsizing the motorhome.


  3. Pat July 22, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Wow looking great


    • Dinata Misovec July 22, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      It will be interesting to watch the construction. I still think it looks like Pompei right now.


  4. MARILYNN ARRINGTON July 23, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Can’t believe you’re becoming land lubbers! Will you still have the motorhome?


    • Dinata Misovec July 23, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Yes, living in a house again is going to be a shock to the system. However, at 80, Andy is beginning to have a good bit of trouble functioning with the motorhome. He really struggles just getting in and out of the door. We are still in the motorhome, about two miles from the new development. We want to keep it or downsize to something for shorter trips.


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