We moved to a different location in mid-August and it was a major undertaking for us on several fronts. First, we opted for a mortgage with the new property and that took longer and was a lot more detailed than I could have imagined. About the only thing I wasn’t asked to submit was a sample of brain tissue and that’s good because I need all I have left. Coordinating and managing the tradespeople to get work done on the new place in the time frame we wanted was more challenging than anticipated. We’re quite happy with the outcome, but we didn’t hit our target date and we went over budget…just like the folks on the folks on HGTV. The physical move wasn’t as taxing as we thought it would be thanks to our great movers, but getting our other place ready to put on the market took a lot more energy and time than we estimated and we had kept the place in great condition.
The new neighborhood is smaller and more rural with less traffic. We have a lake behind the house so we can sit on our lanai and watch the abundance of wildlife…egrets, herons, kingfishers, cormorants, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and alligators that pass through. It is hard to consider there is a better place to start or finish the day.
I’ve been impressed with the overall design and care given to the landscaping by the developer. There has been a liberal use of tall grasses throughout and this particular variety turns dark pink in the fall. The fine, brushy heads are great collectors for dew and in the mornings there are more beads on them than on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. This makes my morning walks just a bit more enjoyable.