Daily Archives: April 16, 2021

it’s A Box . . .

One thing I forgot to mention yesterday about our get-together at the El Palenque restaurant up in Spring is that like many other places here in Texas, masks were optional, even though they still had the signs up, and the staff was still wearing them.

It was interesting to watch people walk in the front door, look around, and then off came the masks.

Another thing I for got to mention about yesterday’s get-together is that our friend’s Janice and Dave Evans are the reason we’re here at the Petticoat Junction RV Park in Santa Fe. They’re good friends with the owners, Rob and Debra, the park owners, and so Janice and Dave recommended them when we were looking for an RV park down in this area.

And we’ve been here for about 3-1/2 years so far.

For the last year there’s been a new home going up about 3 houses down from our park entrance. Set on a large lot, it looked like it was being built by the owner since the progress was so slow. We drive by it almost every day, and it seemed like we wouldn’t see any real progress for days(weeks?) at a time.

Since there was usually a couple of boats, and a camper parked on the property, we figured it was just going to be something like a vacation cabin. I mean it was pretty plain, just a big rectangle with no real pizazz.

5525 Ave L - 1

But then in the last month they really started sprucing it up, with shutters, trim, shrubbery, and an entrance path.

5525 Ave L - 2

And;then one day a For Sale sign appeared out front.

Since it was so plain vanilla on the outside, just a big box, we wondered what it looked like on the inside, and what they were asking for it. So I Googled 5525 Ave L, Santa Fe, TX, and found this.

5525 Ave L - 4

5525 Ave L - 3

A very high-end build, that really looks nice. It’s a 1500 sq. ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, but the real surprise, to Jan and I at least, was the price.


For a box. A nice box, but it’s a 30’ x 50’ box!

It will be interesting to see how long it stays on the market.

Thought For The Day:

Sometimes the amount of self-control it takes to not say what’s on my mind is so immense I need to take a nap afterwards. And I take a nap almost every day.