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)
Progress seems surprisingly slow over the last month on our new home – at least partly because the recent work included all the electrical wiring, and there’s a lot of it!
At the end of last month, most of the windows were installed, and the huge sliding doors at the back – though the big one in our future master bedroom was missing (and is still missing today!). Today, our visit showed us that the front doors have been installed (and also the “cabana door” to the back, which will one day have a cat door for Chloe:
The last month also included further plumbing work, along with all the electrical wiring; progress at the future fuse panel gives an idea:
Today we also found a huge pile of roof tiles in front of our home; a long way to go till they’re installed on the roof though: