Covering the walls at Stanton Estates

Over the last week there’s been more progress at our new home – the walls have been “covered” both outside and inside! Outside there’s now stucco on all the walls, and inside (finishing off when we visited today) there’s sheetrock / drywall that makes it easy to see the sizes of rooms – no more peering through the framing!

Also today, the travertine tiles were being laid around the pool.

What’s left? Outside, the roof tiles need to be placed, then it’s mostly just painting – and stonework at the front. Of course there’s also all the landscaping. Indoors, the list is much longer, with tiling the bathrooms, installing cabinets especially in the kitchen; flooring, painting, and so much more …

 

Sunset by Nikon

Another lovely sunset view tonight; I quickly took a picture with my always ready iPhone, but then also got my Nikon and took a photo with that – comparing them revealed just how much the iPhone still needs to improve, in low light!

Here’s the Nikon photo (click for bigger version):

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And here as a comparison, the iPhone image:

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Winter Garden tree lighting 2017

For downtown tree lighting this year, we parked where we will one day live, at Stanton Estates, and walked into town; good dinner at Tasting Room then joined the many other people for the countdown to tree lighting – and watched the City Hall video projection for a while too. A made a short Apple Memories video:

If you prefer photos, here’s a selection:

 

Thanksgiving “camp”

Our friends Pedro and Laura come up for Thanksgiving, staying with us, sharing Disney, and joining their friends for Thanksgiving – this year we joined them.

Thanksgiving with Dan & Anne, Chris & Roxy, and their family and friends, is an amazing experience – a huge “camp” is set up at Disney’s Fort Wilderness but it’s so much unlike a camp, with full ovens, fridge / freezers, drink coolers, food warmers – and everything under tent too! And the food, both the choice and deliciousness …