Sunday, February 06, 2005

On the Home Front


After another visit to the development on Saturday morning we are back on track again! We actually have an appointment to pick out a lot! Isn’t that exciting? So on February 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, we will finally, finally get this show on the road. The scuttle butt at Crossridge (the development) is that there will be 40 lots released, so we should get a good chance at trees or a view of water, albeit not like a forest or a lake. Of course, since I put it in writing, something will probably change. Our agent said she will advise us of everything she finds out in the next 10 days. Let that phone ring!!!

While at Crossridge we also saw the plans for the newest home, which they call the Fisher. and we have decided it will suit our needs. The architects added a 3rd bedroom downstairs, and the upstairs is now available as either a guest suite, or as a large unfinished area. We want the area for DH’s train layout, so we hope we can convince them to finish it (not as a suite) but as a heated and cooled (and electrified of course) open space. Worse case scenario is we will have to contract the sheetrock, etc. ourselves and add it after we move in. If we can just get them to wire and heat and cool there, which seems simple enough, we will be set. There is also an additional storage area up stairs that will work great as an office.

We had a nice visit with the grandchildren, (and Backy and Tom) and kept very busy. Rebecca had appointments for a variety of reasons (preschool for Zack, dentist, etc.) and we watched one or both of the babies several times for her to accomplish them all. Zachary is still a busy little person. His energy level is always on high. I love it when you ask him if he’d like to do such and such and he says, “That’s a good idea Nana, come on!” Maddie is right on his trail, learning all the tricks. She calls Zack and her dad, DA DA, though it seems like one is DA DA, and one Dah, Dah, you got that difference? She also says mama, and Nana, but the latter is like a fluke. She is fascinated by Silly and tries to get his attention by making little kissing sounds with her mouth. I’m posting new pictures, at Flickr and will tag them February 2005.

Maddie also thinks blowing raspberries is funny, consequently I think DH and I both picked up baby germs while we were there, though we are both better today. Baby sniffles. It’s hard to not pick up something when you are being kissed and hugged all the time.

We arrived back to the boat anticipating water. HA HA. I guess this last freeze did major damage in several areas, some of the ones that were just newly constructed after the last big freeze. So, we had a dribble of pressure and we were able to fill our tanks, but dreams of unlimited water directly on the boat were dashed. Bah! There is a pretty wicked North wind going too, so we know nothing will be done about repairs in the very near future.

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