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On Feb 29, 2016, Judith and I moved into our new home, the "Phoenix House" (named after the many times the purchase fell through and then resurrected from the ashes):


Bats often live behind the shutters on each side of the front windows:


Front entrance. Guest bedroom straight ahead:


Deer antler chandelier. Beautiful or grotesque? Or both?:


View from the living room. Judith's office (technically a wet bar) is on the left. It looks like a reception desk!:


A touch of the indoor bamboo garden my family had in Guadalajara, Mexico:


Living room, kitchen, dining room:


Without stained glass:


With stained glass in place:


Kevin photobomb:


Mousse photobomb:


Guest bedroom:


Guest bathroom:


Main deck (out of a total of four decks) view:


Looking down from the main deck to the backyard and adjacent state park:


Mid-May 2016 lake view (87% capacity, which is the average maximum yearly depth):


Early October 2016 lake view (30% capacity, the lowest level for the year):


Late summer 2015 lake view after an extended drought (actually just a river at this point):


Sunrise:


Stairs up to the belvedere above the garage:


View from belvedere:


Even the garage has a view of the lake:


Now heading on downstairs...:


Entrances to master bedroom (left) and cat/second bathroom (center):


Cat/second bathroom:


Master bedroom (technically the second bedroom):


Directly below bedroom window. Deer photobomb. Yes, propane used here for heating and cooking:


Master bedroom deck:


Downstairs hallway along deck:


Laundry room:


Office/gym/art studio/man cave (technically the master bedroom, but it's too big for that!):


My workstation:


Two views from my workstation:


View from on the office deck itself:


Looking up at the main deck:


Closet/dressing room:


Master bathroom:


Two-person shower:

That's the tour!

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The following are all views of the same scene at different times and weather conditions. This is mid-afternoon:


Dawn:


Wispy fog floating across the lake surface in the morning:


Nightfall:


After morning rain:


Early morning:


Early evening:


Rainbows:


Strange pink sky and rainbow just before a hailstorm:


Smoky morning haze from a fire beyond the mountains:


Worse the next morning:


A few of the neighborhood critters:


This skirl often licks the concrete tile, for some reason:


Guineafowl?:


Emus?! There are alpacas and llamas in the area, too:


Judith and me by the lake, with the Phoenix House between us in the background (with the reddish roof)


That's all for now....



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