I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of touring the HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, NC
and wrote several posts about the home and one of the posts states how serendipitous it was.
I met the builder of the HGTV Smart Home and discovered that they also built in the same subdivision
that my son was researching to buy a home.
To make a long story short, I told my son how impressed I was with the quality of the
Homes by Dickerson and told him that he may want to consider looking into their homes.
He did, was impressed, and bought one of their homes.
He closed on his new home this week and texted me this picture
with the message: “It’s finally mine”
It is a very cute Craftsman style home.
Two of some of his favorite things in one photo.
The movers are coming to my home to pick up some furniture that is going into his new home,
some of which includes my sweetie’s (a.k.a. granddaughter) bedroom set.
I will be getting her other set to replace the one she had in our home,
so another room makeover is in the future!
I then realized that the movers will be using the back porch a.k.a. veranda to remove the furniture
from our home into the truck, destination . . my son’s new home.
The veranda has been neglected and in need of a good “hose down”.
While I was washing down the brick floor of the veranda,
I was taking note of what I wanted to accomplish for a summer porch makeover.
As I took a good look around, there is much to do.
More summer plants to place in flower pots and in the garden beds.
Rockers and tables needing a new coat of paint too.
And possibly a new fixture over the table under the pergola.
This fixture that hangs now over the table was purchased for less than $30.00
We cut the wire and just hung the fixture over the table using a hook,
as it is only for “looks” and not a functioning light.
And speaking of garden beds . . .
I was happy to see the other day that my calla lilies were blooming.
Then we had a very bad rainstorm and they were beaten to the ground.
Hopefully they will pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again.
There is lots of work to do on the veranda and garden beds
but we look forward to adding more color with some perennials this year.
I will be busy helping our son move . . . so I will be back next week,
hopefully with some photos to share of the progress of setting up his new home.
I do have to keep some restraint, as my son is a minimalist and you know that I am not!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
All glowing and positive opinions of my son’s builder are completely and entirely my own (and his!)