This last Sunday it rained most of the day, and I thought I would take some pictures. These are of the front of the house, with the plumb tree in full bloom. I think that the lawn is going to green up just fine. I am planning to try to sell our home soon. We have lived here since November 2005. It would have been nice if we could have raised our children in this home, because it is the perfect family home. It is large enough inside and plenty of room outside in the yard. It is even zoned and large enough for horses. There are several horses in the neighborhood. The neighbors are great with a mix of young families and older ones too. The traffic is light and it is convenient to get anywhere. It is about 18 to 20 minutes to uptown Charlotte from here. There are both elementary and secondary schools very close. It is only 3 or 4 minutes to the grocery store, and 6 or 7 minutes to Costco, Lowe's or Home Depot. There is Target, Sam's, Pet Smart, Movie Theater, Wal Mart, Auto Zone, and Pep Boy's . Texas Roadhouse, and Starbucks, you get the idea, are all within that shopping area. It is close enough to get to fast, and far enough to not give us any of the traffic. The Hospital and Doctor offices about 10 minutes from here. The only thing that is a long way from here is our children and grand children. They are about 1800 miles and about a 27 hours drive. All said, it is time for us to think about a new adventure. Alex and I will miss our new friends, and that will be difficult. Old ones and new ones are ahead of us though.