Friday, June 22, 2012

First power outage

It's been five months since we moved into Sadsbury Park and in that time we've had absolutely zero interruptions in our electricity supply. That changed half an hour ago when we had a complete loss of power for about 15 seconds. It happened literally 5 seconds after I'd walked in the door and deactivated the alarm.

The air conditioning restarted about 5 minutes after the power came back, and then about 10 minutes later there was a slight dip in the lights and AC. Twenty minutes later, everything seems fine. Apart from resetting a few clocks, and waiting for the router to reboot, there don't appear to be any problems.

It might seem like a trivial thing to blog about, but this blog is read by other members of the community and they may wish to compare notes.

New neighbor watch

My wife and I are looking forward to having a second single family home in Sadsbury Park, as there is currently only us and fifteen townhome units (with more coming soon). The day before yesterday, a surveyor came and marked out the lot of our new neighbor with those pink-ribboned stakes we are all familiar with. It won't be long before we see some construction activity!

Meanwhile, I discovered that the historic farmhouse to the rear of our property has been sold and I hope to meet the lucky new owners soon. It's a beautiful house that has been painstakingly restored and updated.

It is quite exciting to see our little community growing. It reminds me that I need to find someone to help me convert my propane grill to run on natural gas!

Friday, June 15, 2012

More pictures

After your kind comments yesterday, I thought it would be nice to give you more pictures. These do a good job of showing how the exposed foundation wall was painted:

We cannot afford to do anything with the interior of the house this year, so we plan to be “outside people” as much as possible for the time being.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Ryan Homes have finished painting our shutters (dark green) and other “spring work” that needed to be done. Since the house is now essentially complete (just driveway asphalt to go) I thought I'd share a picture of the front with you:

Please let me know what you think!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mowing and new construction news

I've now mowed the lawn three times. The second cut was a week after the first; however, I did the third cut after two weeks. The third cut was much easier than the other two, presumably because the grass has had a chance to get happy with its new home. The patches that had slightly different shades have more or less blended in with each other. I've been delighted with the performance of the cordless lawn mower and although I wish it was a bit bigger, it nevertheless gets my recommendation.

For the last couple of months, Ryan Homes has only been selling townhomes in Sadsbury Park after the company temporarily suspended sales of single family homes. Today, however, we had the good fortune to meet a soon-to-be new neighbor who will be building a Savoy quite close to us, which means Ryan Homes will start selling the single family homes again. My wife and I are looking forward watching the new home go up over the next few months.

In case anyone in Sadsbury Park is interested, we learned today that our tax assessment appeal with the county has gone through and the amount has been lowered to a realistic figure. My thanks to the good people at Larmore Scarlett for their assistance in this matter.