Home is where Landon is . . .

Today was another travel day, but it started with Jan and I meeting Lowell, Brandi, and Landon at Pappasito’s Cantina up in Webster at 11am.

Pappasitos

Jan always has the Shrimp Enchiladas, and didn’t break with tradition this time either. Brandi and Lowell split an order of Beef Fajitas, while I had their delicious (and large) Grilled Chicken Taco Salad.

Pappasito's Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

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Landon had his favorite Mac N Cheese, but he also had a lot of grilled onions that came with Brandi and Lowell’s fajitas.

He loves to put the end of the onion in his mouth and then suck it in like a strand of spaghetti.

Landon eating onions

Landon eating onions 2

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After a really good lunch, we piled back into Brandi’s car and made another 50 mile trip, just like yesterday. But today we ended up west of Houston, between Katy and Fulshear to check out the area where Brandi and Lowell are considering buying a house.

The area they’re looking at is called Churchill Farms, and is located off of FM-1493 between I-10 and the Westpark Tollway/FM-1093.

This one, the Capri, is one of the two models that they’re looking at.

New House 1

One thing neat about this model is that as you see when you walk in, it’s a two story model that doesn’t really look like one. In addition, they plan on getting the optional 1 car garage added to the left side of the house. The model above has an office behind the large glass windows in the front, where the two car garage would normally be.

New House - Entryway

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Just as you come in the door is what will be Lowell’s office, although it could be a 5th bedroom if you wanted.

New House - Office

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A dogleg to the left leads you into the dining room, kitchen, living room area.

All we could say was “WOW”!

New Home - Dining Rm Kitchen Living Rm

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Down by the windows and to the right is the master bedroom.

New House - Master Bedroom

The closet on the left here is just a small, secondary one. The master closet is through the bathroom and it’s enormous.

The master bath is very large, although I couldn’t get a good angle to show it.

New House - Master Bath

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This is one of the two “Jack and Jill” bedrooms, which are bedrooms, usually for children, separated by a common area, sometimes a bathroom, or, as in this case, a play area.

This one was decorated for a girl, and when we told Landon this was going to be his room, he looked around for a few seconds, and then ran out, yelling “No, no, no”.

New House - Jill Bedroom

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He then ran through the play area and into this room, and said “This room Mommy, this one.”

New House - Landon Bedroom

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And here’s the playroom in between the two bedrooms.

New House - Playroom

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And here’s the bathroom for the two kid’s bedrooms.

New House - Landon Bathroom

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This is the patio and the backyard. Part of what you see here belongs to the model next door.

New House - Backyard

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Going up the stairs,

New House - Stairs

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you find the the living area. It could also be configured as a media area.

New House - Upstairs Living Area

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And here’s the upstairs bedroom,

New House - Upstairs Bedroom

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and the attached bathroom.

New House - Upstairs Bathroom

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One thing that was interesting was a hole cut into the wall separating the upstairs living space from the attic area, and then glassed in.

This lets you see the heavy foam insulation sprayed between the rafters, and also between the studs in the outside walls.

New House - Attic

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To show how efficient this insulation is in keeping the attic cool,

Attic Chocolate Bunny2

note the chocolate bunny rabbit sitting on the rafters. Apparently it never gets hot enough in the attic to melt the bunny.

Attic Chocolate Bunny3

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So this model that they’re looking at ends up being either a 4/3/3 with the office, or a 5/3/3 without.

All in all, a very nice future home.

Ideally they would like to be in the house by Christmas, but it’s much more likely to be the first quarter of 2014.

And of course, we still haven’t been able to agree on the location of our concrete RV parking pad, complete with full hookups. We’ll have to discuss it further.

Getting back to the rig about 4:30, we saw this large cabin cruiser/small yacht sailing into Dickinson Bayou for Galveston Bay. Nice!

And, No, Nick, you can’t have a boat.

Yacht on the Bayou

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Tomorrow I’m going to try to get the day/night shade I restrung last week finally installed, and since the parts came in for my air bag proportioning valve repair, I going to try and get that done also. But that one kind of depends on whether we get rain or not.

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Thought for the Day:

“When Injustice becomes law, Resistance becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson

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2 Responses

  1. The attic is cool because it is inside the insulation!! Part of the air conditioned space…. They are doing that out here in Az now as well…. Can’t help but wonder if that means your bills will be bigger since you are essentially adding more floor space to the A/C……

  2. Rod,

    Nope.

    The attic is not air-conditioned. They have cut a hole in the wall butting up against the attic space, and then placed a double-pane glass so you can see how it is insulated.

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