We will be heading to Maryland this weekend and will finally be moving forward with our plans once again. As you know, the Metal Building took a long while, and we haven’t been down there for a couple of weeks. Since then, however, Kyle has been fixing up the sides of the building inside as well as outside, and also fixing up the floor inside so we will be able to start bringing our stuff inside. He’s using some kind of composite made with asphalt so it will pack down and eventually become very strong like a road. So we will bring in the boat trailers, the tractor, the ATV, the crab pots, etc. Then – next week hopefully – we will rent a truck and start moving out all the bins and boxes I’ve been packing up here. And we have a lot! It’ll be nice to clear out the garage up here at the house, as well as get part of my living room back.
Last week John had a business trip to Prague, so I went to VA to visit my daughter. She wants to buy a townhouse soon, so we spent a lot of time looking at them. I’ve said many times that DIY is for the young – and now I also think townhouses are for the young! Those stairs! I guess it’s good exercise but it got tiring going up and down three or four sets of stairs. But we both love looking at houses, so we really enjoyed ourselves. Plus, we got to enjoy ourselves eating dinner at Ozzie’s in Fairfax Corner! Have you heard of them? They are part of a chain, and yes, sometimes the food is fantastic and sometimes is it so-so. But it’s a fun place, the wait staff and managers are very friendly, and we always enjoy ourselves there. Plus, they have Ozzie rolls!
And the perfect Margaritas!
Last year they started a new spring appetizer, hickory grilled artichokes with garlic lemon aioli, and it’s been such a hit they brought it back this year. We had it last year and loved it, so of course when we heard it was on the menu again we were very, very happy.
And, in case you’re wondering what I had for dinner….. short ribs, with garlic mashed potatoes, carrots and frizzled onions. Not a dietic dinner I admit. But yummy!
We will try and take a boat ride also this weekend, if the weather and water cooperate. But it will mostly be a working weekend, and then we can truly say we are moving forward again, to designing and building our dream home! Stay tuned!