Views of the Neighborhood – New Construction – Take Two

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  1. Things seem to be moving along rather slow, John. This must be a custom built home. Here, when a developer takes over some land, they slap up houses so fast you have to wonder about their craftsmanship. Great tour and tune! Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday and a not so manic Monday.

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    1. Thank you, JIll. It is moving very slow for sure. There are some days when no one shows up at all. A lovely wish for Sundat and Monday. I wish the same for you as well.

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  2. What great views! We had pocket doors in our last place in Vancouver, I loved them. Thanks for the Bangels. We used to sing Manic Monday as we drove downtown in the carpool, at the top of our lungs!! Fun days. Happy Sunday to you and the dogs.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I hope your Sunday is the best.😁

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  3. Thank you for the tour, John! As Jill noted, the progress does seem to be a bit slow.

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    1. Yes it is. I don’t think this house has been sold yet so they are not in a rush. 😁

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      1. It’s developer building on spec?

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      2. I believe so. Hard to tell but the pace is so slow I’m thinking it to be true.

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  4. It looks like there is a lot of attention to detail being paid here. It’s going to be nice.

    Breakfast is a little fancy for my tastes, I’ll grab something on the way home. Oh, what the heck, I’ll try a Salmon Gravlax.

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    1. Good idea on the salmon.. Thanks, Dan. Yes I think the details are going to be nice.

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  5. The progress does seem slow. I’ll be interested to see the finished product. Still skeptical of that flat roof. 🙂

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    1. I’m not fond of flat roofs either. I’ve never seen one that didn’t have a leak. Have a super Sunday, Joan.

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  6. Things aren’t moving very quickly with the house, but I hope it doesn’t take that long for my English Muffin Sammi and Bloody Mary to show up. I’m hungry!!

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    1. Ready in a flash. Thanks, GP. 😁

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful day, John. Your construction photos look like my street — mostly unfinished homes without landscaping. For prospective homeowners, much patience is required. All the best. 😊

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    1. I hope you have a great day as well, Gwen. Your new place is all developed right?

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Yes…and I’m counting the days, correction — the hours, until we move. 😁

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      2. I looked it up pn Zillow. Super place. Love the wall around it.

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  8. Thanks for the tour, John – and the tunes.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Hook. 😁

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  9. Looks like a big job. Surprised you were able to go inside though.

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    1. As long as there are no doors I can.

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  10. Here, around the corner, in Crabapple Grove [you saw my posting], new houses are shooting up much faster.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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  11. We have pocket doors, and they really save on room. Of course, Monkey (and Dallas before him) figured out how to get a nose in if the door isn’t completely shut, so don’t count on much privacy! I’m not fond of that window over the shower. Even the Austin area can get cold at night, and that might make for some quick baths (then again maybe that’s the idea!). Thanks for updating us, John.

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    1. That is a good reason not to have one. I just like the light.

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  12. Just back from a visit to family in San Antonio & Boerne and astounded at the growth in the area. Lots of building going on. Looks like that’s gonna be a nice house with some fabulous views when it’s done… 🙂 Have a great Sunday, John.

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    1. Yes it is Lori. Boerne used to be in the sticks but not anymore. Glad you got to visit.

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      1. I know, right?! The growth that has taken place in just the 7 years they have lived there is staggering….

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  13. It looks like it’s going to have a ice open floor plan on the main floor, and that view is great!
    Now I’ll unwind whit some roasted chicken salad and a drink. Nice down time before I hit Manic Monday for real!

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  14. Looks very mid-century in design. Love pocket doors!!

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    1. I do too. We had them in our last place and loved them.

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  15. I could Walk Like an Egyptian onto that deck and enjoy the view all day long.

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    1. Me too. I wonder if there will be a fridge out there. I hope so.

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  16. I can certainly see why they chose that spot! The view is spectacular!

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    1. Yes it is. There are some trees on other people’s lot that block it but overall pretty nice.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Our cats think pocket doors are toys here. That is such a nice view and they are slowly moving along. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  18. Great view! And that mammoth island is something.. I can imagine this as a contemporary style house – I could go for that. Thanks for brunch, John!

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    1. I know right. Thanks for going along, Jo. 😁

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  19. Wonderful view from that main room, John. The place looks spacious! Nice tour 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Diana. It is quite spacious.

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  20. Great food and fun tour, John. It looks like it’ll be a nice house even though slow being built. That view from the main living area looks beautiful.

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    1. It is. Thanks, lauren.

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  21. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Though not as handy as I’d like to be, I’m the type of guy who likes keeping up with construction projects. Great choice on the music today. What guy didn’t have a crush on Susannah Hoffs?

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    1. Those with no heart didn’t have a crush on Susannah Hoffs I would guess. Thanks, Pete

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  22. So interesting to see how this place is coming along!

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    1. Slow but sure I would say.

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  23. Such a beautiful view, and I’d love to have a kitchen island that big. Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. It is. I would like one like that as well. Thanks, Teri.

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  24. This looks like a splendid house, John.

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    1. I think it is too.

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  25. Nice insights! If its ready, it will become a wonderful living area. But such a permanent construction site in the neighborhood is annoying. I hope the acceptance by Lucy and Twiggy is at a good level. Indeed, they will have a wonderful view. Thanks for sharing the news, John! Enjoy a beautiful Tuesday! xx Michael

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    1. You as well, Michael. Thank you. 😊

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  26. Aww, thanks for the wonderful remembrance on the Bangles. 😉 xx

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    1. One of my favorites. 😊

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  27. This will be an amazing house and the view is to die for!

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    1. I think whoever buys this will be very happy. It’s going to be over $1M though.

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      1. Worth every penny fif that view!

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      2. I cannot spell to save my life. This is the second typo this morning!

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      3. I usually have more than two so I think you are doing well compared to me.😊

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  28. I am so full from that food, and I don’t eat most of it.
    No one could ever say they starved on one of your tours.
    So, lovely deconstruction work! How long until it’s back to being a park?

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    1. Virtual food is meant to be abused. No consequences. Here look at this 32 oz margarita. I’ll feel fine in the morning.

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      1. FAB!!!! I’ll have a tank of red wine!!!
        I’m going to get a paper straw!

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      2. Here you are. Sorry about the packaging but it willtaste good. 🛢

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      3. Hahaha!
        Emojis need a wine cask…among many things.
        🍷to a cask!

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      4. Yes a cask is needed. I’m tired of serving wine in a steel 50 gal barrel.

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      5. IKR!
        Who knows what was in it before?

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      6. I think crude oil might alter the wine taste for sure.

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      7. What we need is oak crude oil drums!

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      8. So there!
        That will make the wine taste better.

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      9. Not to mention that petrolium film on the top.🤣

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      10. I’ll need a baguette for that! 🥖🛢

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      11. Yes you will. Hold the butter of course.

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      12. Of course! Heavy sour cream will do!

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      13. Ah…. you are welcome to some, but as a veggie I’ll have some…. tomato slices!… And hummus!!!!! (I can never eat just one tub!)

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      14. Okay hold the Lox. I’ll join you n Tomato slices and Hummus. I adore hummus and never have it. Can we throw a cucumber in the sour cream with a little sweet onion?

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      15. LOL!!! I’m making that at home tonight, in fact!!! OMG!!! I bought a sour dough with poppy seeds today. They were out out of baguettes. Is that ok?

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      16. I’ll be right over. 😁

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      17. Remember to bring your bib… and tucker!

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      18. Bib I understand. What is a tucker?

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      19. Bib & tucker is an old English expression. It means a man is dressed in formal attire.
        https://www.dictionary.com/browse/best-bib-and-tucker

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      20. Terrific. I love to learn new phrases. Got my Armani on. 😁

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      21. Ahh, bibbed and tuckered!

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      22. Yes indeed. After is squeezed into it, I was tuckered.

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  29. The view is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the updates and how it’s coming along.

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    1. Thaks for going along, Deborah.

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  30. Thanks for the update, John. Man, that place is HUGE! Breakfast was absolutely delicious!

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Dale.

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  31. The house is enormous. Please keep us updated with photos.

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