Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Christmas Must Be Coming

Well now that Thanksgiving is done we're not wasting any time getting those Christmas lights up. We thought we would get a headstart this year and started hanging the lights on Saturday. We thought we would be the first ones in the neighborhood to get them up. I think we might have been the first on the cul-de-sac, but by Sunday night there were probably a half dozen houses lit up. This picture only shows the first days work. We've added on to this with some more lights in the windows, on the lawn, some hanging snowflakes, etc. But we haven't gone nearly as crazy as some of the neighbors who have lights all the way around the house, up the roof line and everywhere else. No way I'm getting up on a ladder to run lights up the roof line. But they sure do look pretty

Harley The Supervisor

Everyone needs to have a supervisor on the job. Especially one with infinite wisdom and lots of on the job experience. Well, as you can see, Harley has what it takes to get the job done. She doesn't give me an inch of slack when it comes to making sure I meet that deadline.

Something You Won't See In Florida

Here's something we never saw in our old home in Sunrise, Florida. Frost! There has actually been two cold snaps so far this year and according to the news last night, another one will be coming through next weekend. Well, we said we wanted a change of weather. I guess we're getting what we wished for.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

More Carolina Pics

In promised more pics from our trip on the Blueridge Parkway. Well, here you go.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

November in NC

Well, we've been here in North Carolina now for about six weeks. What can I say. I love it. It's beautiful. It's not Florida! The weather has been great, usually in the mid 70's during the day and dropping into the 60's. Although we did have a cold snap a couple weeks ago where the weather dropped down into the mid 30's for a couple nights. That was a bit of a shock.

So, since we've been here we have pretty much been getting the house in shape, unpacking boxes, and organizing. When we did get out we were going shopping for office furniture, food, to Home Depot. Lowe's, etc. I think we went to Gastonia every weekend for the first month. And we got lost the first two times. Most of the big stores are at least 15-30 minutes away. Not that I'm complaining.

The local paper, The Charlote Observer, had an article which said that 80,000 people moved to the Charlotte area this last year. I'd like to know what percentage of those were from Florida because it seems that practically everyone we meet is a relocated Floridian. Or a New Yorker.

Here are some pictures: Blue Ridge Parkway and me in front of our house.