This Old New House
I jotted down these thoughts when I first started putting this page together back in ’03 or so. They’re sentiments of the time and really don’t need updating, but no longer do they need to be on the front page, either.
- We knew it needed some remodeling work. The carpets were horrible! The paneling was horrible. The wallpaper was horrible. It's thankfully all long gone.
- The guest wing may become an in-law suite, although in truth, I've given up on my mother ever moving up here.
- The landscaping still needs some attention, but SWMBO is plugging away at it..
- I can throw a golf ball onto the golf course behind the house across the street. Probably better than trying to hit one there…(I've since played the course a couple of times and I can definitely throw one better than hit it).
- The subdivision has one entrance and it's about ¾ mile from there to our house. There are a couple of other ways in and out of the neighborhood, but they are an even longer way (about a mile and a half) through another subdivision with twisty, windy streets.
- One of those alternate ways gets us to Publix (as well as CVS, several restaurants, a gym, a tea room, and a couple of clothing shops) without leaving the two subdivisions.
- Our street is a closed loop with 66 houses. Generally speaking, no one is on our street who doesn't belong there. It's not a cruising friendly locale.
- It's very quiet, although there's more airport noise than I'd counted on—very tolerable, however, and much better than the I-95 noise at the condo.
- It's about 3½ miles to I-95 and SR-40 for southbound travel. and about 5 miles to I-95 and US-1 for northbound travel.
- It's less than 5 miles to the beach.