It seems that we have been a bit preoccupied this week, and my blogging time has been adversely affected! Between trips to the fitness center, house issues, and car issues, time has been slipping away from me.
Our hot water system became inoperable yesterday and it had to be hurriedly fixed. A flow control valve failure was the culprit, thanks to extraordinary hard water from our local water utility company. We’re going to have to get a whole-house treatment system soon or else we will have continual maintenance issues with our tankless hot water system beyond the warranty period. Sigh…
I am happy to report that I finally have my little red Outback home again after its 26-day stay at the auto body shop! It looks good as new again. Hooray!
On Wednesday, we had our fifth snowfall of the winter season. One of the nice things about east Tennessee is that we have rather mild winters. We usually only get only a couple of snowfalls, so this year is not typical. At least the ones we do get average just a couple of inches and disappear within a day or two. This latest one was completely melted within a day. But now they are predicting more snow off and on all weekend!
It was so pretty on Wednesday morning, I couldn’t resist taking a few snapshots where our cottage is located! I took these with my little point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix. We live in a rural, valley area with picturesque rolling hills. In fact, we only live about two miles from our former country cottage! This is a view of the ridgeline next to our subdivision.
The main entrance sign to the subdivision is quite handsome, with its rustic, craftsman design. You head down this road and then turn left into the subdivision after reaching the distant woods. Up on the left-hand side is the hill where our cottage and the other villa homes are located.
Once you turn into the entrance, you travel across this lovely covered bridge that goes over a meandering creek. A paved walking trail is also in this area. You can see from the pictures that the Christmas decorations are still up!
Further up the road is the charming clubhouse. Hubby and I are not swimmers, so we don’t use the community pool (located on the backside of this view). But we have attended several neighborhood gatherings in the clubhouse. It is comfortably equipped with a kitchen, restrooms, and furniture.
Looking up the hill on the right of this clubhouse viewpoint, you can spot a portion of our cottage through the winter tree landscape. It is almost impossible to see in the summer when there is a canopy of vegetation.
After coming through a portion of the subdivision, you make your way up a hill to the villas. We live in one of nine villa homes that have been built so far. Eventually, there will be about 50 homes in this section.
Winding around a circular drive, you will soon come to our cozy Grey Havens cottage! Won’t you stop and come in for some hot chocolate, tea, or coffee?! We’d love to visit with you!
I hoped that you enjoyed this little tour! If you haven’t done so already, please read the anniversary post below and sign up for the giveaway prize. Thank you for entering, everyone!