Richard went over to introduce himself to the neighbors on his day off, and he reported that our surrounding future neighbors were friendly, provided helpful history and information about the house and past residents, and were happy to hear somebody was finally going to fix up the eyesore. One of the neighbors was thoughtful enough to bring us some old articles published when the house was first built.

I started researching online about the various materials used to build the house and maintenance – the coquina rock, the pool decking, cypress siding. No idea if all the random knowledge I’m picking up will come in handy some day.