So we all know of the damage that Hurrican Isabel did on her trip along the East Coast. My neighborhood was no exception and if you've read any of my blog(s) then you know what happened around here.
My neighbor and friend, John was really hit hard. His house which sits over the River was absolutely flooded. There was over 4 feet of water in his living room and his outside 'fridge was floating down the street.
Well, it's been 2 years and he's finally gotten the necessary permits, builder, and County approval to start building his home. Talk about progress! His first and what he thought would be the hardest battle was actually with his insurance company. But he was wrong, that wasn't the worst battle it was actually the County and State permits. HA!!
Anyway, officially yesterday a crew of guys and machines moved into the neighborhood and started taking down trees and shrubs. Really looks odd now. John wasn't allowed to repair his current house (it's condemned!) he has to build a new house. And not in the same place, it has to go further back on the property. The lot belongs to John. It's a really wooded lot, well it was. Now it's pretty much empty.
So just for the fun of it, I've started taking photographs of this house. Wanna see? Go here. The plans are lovely and looks like the house is going to be wonderful. Another great place to host parties.
So if over the next few months I seem a bit more odd then usual it's because of the noise. Sometimes I think if I hear any more beeping (how far is he going to back that thing up?) chain saws, and hammering I'm gonna go hurt someone.
The shrug was indeed finished and it's beautiful. The pattern has been written and checked over. And hopefully this afternoon I'll get the divine Miss M to model for it's photo shoot. Now on to a summer shell. This time using Noro Renge Cotton. Very lovely and feels almost like silk.