well 12 months and 3 posts isn’t that great a record. The last year has been pretty hectic. Sarita took 12 months off work, I took 2. We built a house in Montgomery. We moved. Now we’re selling our amazing house in Hyde Park. We’re really going to miss it. That location, just a 5 minute walk from the square is really unbeatable and we’ll cherish memories of the walks with Maya when she was just born. If you know anyone, the place is great – there is no other home on the market in Hyde Park with the same combination of location, level of finish (nearly 100% of the home has been remodeled and all new mechanics), and 2 car garage.
Our new home is amazing. In fact, many of the things we liked about our Hyde Park place went into the design of our new home and the choice of location. We’re still walking distance from a downtown; Montgomery’s Heritage District. We really did our homework when selecting our builder John Hueber Homes. I can’t say enough positive things about the people there, the quality of work they do, and the professional way they handled our project. We’ve heard some horror stories from friends building with other custom home builders, but we really hit the jackpot with JHH.
We’re still in the process of finishing the house because we started out just going for a simple LEED Certified rating of the home, but when we finished we were closer to Silver than Certified so we’re updating our landscaping plans with the help of Marvin’s Organic Gardens to get us more points in water efficiency and materials & resources.
Hopefully more to come now that things are settling down a bit more. I know I have many thoughts about the building process, my plans to get involved in Montgomery, and many ideas I got about my career when I spent some time away from work.