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 …
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):
And here as a comparison, the iPhone image:
After last nights Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Winter Garden, this afternoon was the Christmas Parade – it’s a little strange to be risking sunburn while celebrating Christmas, but a fun parade anyway!
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:
Our visit today found people putting insulation into the outer walls downstairs and upstairs (not the roof yet, since there’s no ceilings yet!); also, the exterior walls have been prepped for stucco, which is right now in piles and bags but will shortly be on the house!
When our friends Pedro & Laura (and their son Christian) visited over Thanksgiving, Pedro used his new and very impressive DJI drone to take aerial views over our home, and has now created this excellent aerial tour – enjoy!
Thanks, Pedro 🙂
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 …
Everything including the kitchen sink
Lining up for lunch
Thanksgiving sides including amazing sweet potatoes
So many meat choices (pork, beef, venison, turkey …)
Incredibly delicious spicy deep fried turkey
Children served first
Time to eat
Friends (including organizer Dan at the back)