The new neighbors moved into their house just last week. They sit directly across from our cul de sac, on the cross street. We can see their house from our library. We haven't met them yet, but warmer weather is on the way (72 on Tuesday), and as people come out of their homes for spring, we should be able to meet them then.
Elsewhere in the enclave, construction continues like mad. The footings are poured for the latest structure (next to the new people's home), and the blocks have been delivered for the foundation work to begin. Further down the street, four homes in a row are going up, and all look within a few months of completion. Several of them are apparently already contracted. We spotted a relatively young military man, and his three young sons, walking on the empty lot behind us late last week. Could he be a potential buyer?!!
The adjacent city park construction (Phase II) is moving right along as well. The nature trails leading to our neighborhood may even be completed by summer!
Yvonne visited several weeks ago, and could not believe how drastically the area has changed in the three years since she's been gone. We've been growing by leaps and bounds ... She didn't get the opportunity to see everyone from her NC days, and is thinking about a return trip later in the year. Perhaps she'll make it back down in time for the lovely fall displays.
February's free time is filling fast! We have something scheduled for just about every weekend. And, of course, we are already into our countdown calendar for Rick's arrival in late March. (We are looking forward to that, Ricky!) Don's been alerted, so perhaps the brothers can grab some sibling time together. This photo was taken during Rick's spring trip here in 2007. He happened to catch part of the spring bloom season in mid-April. Pine Hall is pictured in the background.