Sunday, April 29, 2012

Come on a Tour of where I live now!

I borrowed a camera from work (since I still can't find mine!) and took a walk with hubby and Teddy around the apartment complex this a.m. It wasn't too hot yet so the walk was delightful! Teddy always loves walks so he was exceptionally happy! Here is the tour:
Here is our little front porch. John and I sat out there tonight and enjoyed some quiet time together. He was reading and I was knitting. Just lovely!
There is a raised bed not far from our front door. It has the specialty spruce growing in it. Love the color!
We have a BBQ area for our use. This is it! Probably won't be using it much even though they have awesome grills there. We cooked a steak on it the other day and it tasted like fish!! I guess the people before us didn't think to clean the grill when they were done. Hubby did use our BBQ brush before to clean the grill but I guess the fishy smell was still there! YUCK!! We will be buying an electric grill to do our grilling!
This is another picture of the BBQ pergola sitting area. We might eat out dinner out there some night though. Really nice!
The BBQ sitting area has some really nice tables and chairs out there and the jasmine growing up the pergola smells wonderful!
Here is a picture of the jasmine-it is growing really thickly up the posts and smells awesome!!
This is the sitting area pergola. Isn't it just beautiful-you can see the clubhouse in the distance.
There are roses growing up the sitting area pergola-they are just so gorgeous!
I love this swirl bench in the sitting pergola-just beautiful with all the roses and petals-just like a wedding!
Here is a closeup of one of the roses.
Here is the clubhouse in all its glory!
Closeup of the clubhouse-just gorgeous!!
On the way back from our walk we went past another raised bed across the way from our apartment. As you can see there is a gorgeous Japanese Red Maple in this raised bed. Really beautiful swaying in the breeze. Behind this area there is a wetlands area and there are ducks living back there. Mallards. I hope they bring their babies around for us to see! Thanks for going on the tour with me! We like where we live even though Friday afternoon I was mad at management. I came home from work and they had left a note on our door. They said there was too much animal noise coming from our apartment. Teddy is a really quiet Golden and only barks when someone is at our door. The letter made it sound like we had to get rid of Teddy!! There is no way I was going to let that happen! Saturday John walked up to the clubhouse and to the management office to talk to the women up there. Supposedly they were showing the apartment above us and when they went to open the door for the upstairs apartment (which is right next to our door) Teddy started to bark. They said he stopped when they went upstairs but the person looking at the apartment said they weren't taking the apartment because of him barking! Seriously people, you come to an apartment complex that is pet friendly, you walk up to a door next to the apartment that has a dog and you don't expect him to bark!! I am disappointed in management for even saying something to us. There are dogs all over this complex and they bark their heads off! I think we were singled out because we are only going to be here for 6 months. John basically told them we will close out blinds and play a radio or the TV while we are out but we paid a $500.00 non-refundable dog fee to be in a pet friendly apartment complex and we are not getting rid of the dog. They backed down and said they should have called us and told us about the incident and they definitely don't want us to get rid of our dog. I'm glad he went up and talked to them and made it clear, why would you advertise a pet friendly apartment complex if you don't want dogs. Glad we worked that out :)!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a nice complex and just think...your new home will be ready in just a few months.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Thanks for the tour, Sherri. It's a beautiful place. I'm glad the dog issues were solved. Lets hope that's the last of that!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks like a lovely place to be in while your dream home is being built.

jenclair said...

Wow! Not bad for a temporary resting place!

Mary said...

That's a great rental complex Sherri - their landscaping is so pretty. Doesn't the jasmine smell divine right now - we have the one climbing the front porch (now with 3 baby finches just hatched in their nest), and an entire fence full in the back garden. It just love to walk out there and take deep breaths!

Woof to your doggie - no way is he moving out!!!!

Hope you're doing better by now dear.
Hugs - Mary

tinajo said...

Looks wonderful, so pretty! :-)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Can't believe that barking rude! Thankfully they didn't make it a big are's a pet friendly place...barking will be there!
It is so pretty there fortunate that you have such a beautiful "in-between" home :)

Joyce's Journey said...

Everything looks beautiful, Sherri. I'm sorry about your pooch incident. I do believe that if I ever move, I am going to call you to be my "moving planner", as you must have it down pat!

DeniseB said...

Wow, your apartment complex is so nice! Beautiful landscaping. We are remodeling right now and at this point I wish I was in apartment till its all done :-) Sorry about the barking issue- that is just ridiculous. I am glad your husband worked it out!

Florence and Mary said...

Sherri it looks fabulous!

Shame about the fishy BBQ though!

Victoria xx

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh my goodness, Sherri! What a fiasco! I'm so glad you got everything worked out with. What a gorgeous place to live! 6 months will fly right by.:) Big hugs! Lori

Darlene said...

Sherri, it does look really beautiful there although I'm glad you won't be there long getting notices like that. I can't believe people can be so miserable. The place is pet friendly and dogs bark. It's as simple as that in my world.

vicki said...

You are living in a lovely place-- but I know you are so anxious to be in your home. Poor Teddy-- good for your husband in taking up for him. Thanks for the lovely tour!

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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!