Look who just came trick-or-treating! Three of my favorite canine neighbors. Happy Halloween from Bam Bam, Oliver, Bandit — and me!
It’s a gloomy, rainy Halloween here at Maples at the Sonatas. But the weather isn’t likely to dampen the spirits of the two couples who are closing on their new homes in Building 3 today. That’s right. A Canterbury and an Abbey are finished and ready to welcome their owners. The other two homes will be done in about two weeks. Here are some of the finishing steps that have been completed in the last […]
It was frightful. It was delightful. It was chilling. Well, make that chili. It was our Maples Halloween Chili Fest. It featured 12 different kinds of homemade chili. It featured 31 homeowners and four almost-owners who will close, appropriately, on Halloween. It featured costumes ranging from the gruesome to the ridiculous, with a lot of spooky creativity on display. It was fun, Maples style. And speaking of the Maples, check out these most appropriate costumes. […]
Apparently, the baseball season hasn’t ended yet. I understand something called the World Series begins today. For a Cubs fan like me, this comes as a total surprise. I was finished with baseball around the All Star break this year. So imagine my confusion when I drove down my street a couple of days ago and spotted something new and strange leaning against a neighbor’s patio fence. Last week, there was a cute scarecrow that […]
I’ve fallen behind on my updates on the construction of Building 3, a quad being built next door to me. It’s not that I’ve lost interest. It’s more because so much of the action has moved inside. From watching the contractors’ vehicles, I know a lot has been going on in there. I’ve spotted electricians, plumbers, gas company workers, HVAC men, dry wallers, painters, and, of course, building inspectors from the city. And I sure […]