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Next Thursday I am moving.
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:32 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I may be out of commission for a while. Not sure how long it will take to get hooked up to internet. I will disconnect on Wednesday afternoon. It will be a mess for a while but thank good its finally over. And all of this has made me stronger in so many ways.


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:05 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Are you moving into your new home, Michael?  Congratulations!  What an accomplishment!  You and your wife, enjoy yourselves!  


Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:25 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


Yes, it finally here. Hopefully you will get to see it some day as you have an open invitation to stay for a few days.


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:30 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Thank you, Michael.  I would love to visit if I get back to the east coast.

Iris


alz+
Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:51 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


I hope this is something you've wanted.

Moving is incredibly hard and doing it because you are forced to is hell.


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:56 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I am moved and just got connected to the internet. This was a move I wanted as this is my dream home. Lots of aggravation and probably a few mor weeks and then I can relax.  I think this also helped me with my dementia as I had to do more then I could and I kind of got better at it over time. It took me 8 months to pack. If you want me to send you pictures just send me a private email and I will show you the house and great view.


ladyzetta
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:14 PM
Joined: 2/16/2017
Posts: 1538


Michael,

 Congratulations on your move please get some rest and unwind so you can enjoy your new home.  Please send me some pictures I would love to see your new home and the view. Hugs to you and your wife. Zetta  


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:35 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Michael, I would love to see your pictures also.  How exciting to be in a new home!  

Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:31 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I have not forgotten about you folks as I just need some time to do this and I have been exhausted.  


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:03 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Of course, Michael, moving and getting settled in your new home is exhausting.  Take all the time you need.  But take time to revel in your new home, too!  

Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021 2:04 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


Okay folks I finally took pictures today. Is there somewhere I can upload them all temporary so I can just give you a link to view what you would like. Thanks as I am getting there.


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021 3:15 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


At the bottom of the "Add Reply" field there is a place to add file extensions such as pictures.

Did you see Tom's post?

Iris


TommyT
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021 4:25 PM
Joined: 3/23/2012
Posts: 41


Hi Michael, Tom here. How have you been? I've moved since we last conversed. I now live in a Senior Living facility that is 1/2 mile from my wife. She visits me often and I come home for a couple days once a month or so.

Later, Tom


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 7:21 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


Hi Tom, good to hear from you and I am so glad things are going well for you. I wish you the best my friend.

 

Iris, this site is the worst place to add anything. I hate this place. I am waiting for some one to help me or point me to some online app I can use that is simple. I have to many pictures to add and I just want to place them all in one place for now so they can view. I will work on it and get back to you as soon as I can figure this out. 


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:17 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I was finally able to get the pictures out some were you folks can look at them. Please click on the link below.

 

https://164boatyardroad.imgbb.com/?list=images&sort=date_desc&page=5&params_hidden%5Buserid%5D=7JxqBx&params_hidden%5Bfrom%5D=user&seek=vhp1BbK

 


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:10 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


 What a lovely home, Michael!  You and your wife should be very comfortable there.  I see you will be energy independent with the solar panels.  My condo could probably fit in your garage.  May you have many happy years in your new home!  


Iris 


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021 9:28 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


Thanks Iris. I think I had about 150 pictures. Now you see why it was so hard.
ladyzetta
Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021 1:56 PM
Joined: 2/16/2017
Posts: 1538


Michael,

Your house is beautiful. I am sure you and your wife will have many years of happiness in your Dream Home. Thank You for the pictures. Zetta 


jfkoc
Posted: Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:40 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 20233


We are all coming for October fest to sit on your terrace and to watch the boats. We will bring the food and drinks ...just supply the chairs...lol
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Sunday, September 5, 2021 8:43 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I just deleted the other pictures and added 200 new ones. This is what I get to see all day from the sunroom, Media room, bedroom, Kitchen or patio. Can’t wait for my new camera as I will be able to shoot the moon.

 

https://164boatyardroad.imgbb.com/

 


Cobalt
Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:24 PM
Joined: 9/11/2020
Posts: 160


Good to see you online and see your area.  We've been "in the thick" of changes and transitions so I've missed being online and connecting.
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:41 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


I didn't know that bald eagles live in your area.  I love seeing the wildlife outdoors.  Can those cargo ships really navigate that small river?  You'll be occupied for many hours, Michael.  How fortunate you are to live there!

 

Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:29 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


You are so right that I am very lucky. I see Eagles all the time. This is a canal that was man made and is at least 450 ft wide. I have seen two big ones ships cross going different ways right in front of my house.  The limitation they have is in highest as one of the lower bridges is 135ft at high tide. I hear they may be talking to replace that one to a higher bridge. That would allow for crusie ships to go by. I hope that happens. I believe it is 35 deep at its lowest point. Here is a link to more information on it.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_%26_Delaware_Canal


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:38 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


By the way the reason you see so many pictures of this boat.

https://164boatyardroad.imgbb.com/?list=images&sort=date_desc&page=7&params_hidden%5Buserid%5D=7JxqBx&params_hidden%5Bfrom%5D=user&seek=12FgCDY

 

That was my old boat and I got to sit on it a few weeks ago as we met the folks at the restaurant on the other side of the water and they invited us to come and have some drinks with them. I really liked what they did to it. They made it even better. That was a one-of-a-kind boat an was lucky to have that for a while.  

 


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:07 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


The two boats you posted look like freighters, not pleasure boats.


I have family in Delaware and Maryland.


Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021 7:00 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I am unsure which ones you are speaking about as there are about 200 pictures there. 

Even a better reason to come see me.

 


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021 8:16 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Thanks again for the invite, Michael.  It's more and more enticing.  I'm not up for a lot of traveling now.   My brother is coming to visit me in two weeks.  In November I am going to visit my step-son. After the new year, I'll see how things are going Covid-wise and me-wise.  


Autumn should be very enjoyable at your home!


Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:11 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


I am very lucky as my house was on the cover for a 2022 calendar and the inside. They took many professional pictures and I got to keep them. I added them out on this web site. There are 63 pictures. Some even allow you to zoom in close and see great details.

 

https://164boatyardroad.imgbb.com/?list=images&sort=date_desc&page=1&params_hidden%5Buserid%5D=7JxqBx&params_hidden%5Bfrom%5D=user&seek=yp52L32

 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:23 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


That's a beautiful big house, Michael.  I have a personal question for you.  You don't have to answer if it's too personal.  Many older adults, even those without dementia or medical issues, want to downsize.  Your location on the canal is wonderful.  Are you up to taking care of such a big house?  I'm having trouble caring for my small 2 bedroom condo.  Whenever I decide to move from here, I will move to a senior independent living residence that provides weekly housekeeping and meals.  I am not strong and I don't want to spend what little energy I have on housework.  


Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:51 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


This house is just a bit smaller than my old house. It has a lot less rooms but the rooms are all large. Everything we need is on the first floor. The upstairs was built for guest and resale value. I do not clean i but my wife does. Keep in mind she just retired. We also no pay most people to do things. We never did that before. So I am luck in many ways. This is where I will die as I will never end up in home. The house was designed for a wheelchair if I need one. Not that I would be around long if I had to be in one. There are many safety feature in it to help me and my wife. Becuse it is new I also have less to take care of for along time. Most under warranty for 10 years. 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:16 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


That sounds like great planning, Michael.  One floor living is better for us.  I didn't know your wife had retired.  It looks like you have a dog.  I have cats and cat hair is everywhere.  If I didn't have to clean, I would probably be all right.

 

Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:00 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


Get someone to clean for you. You can also get other help. Its cheaper then going in home.

 There are ways around some of that. 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:56 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Michael, you know how some people have to clean before the cleaning lady comes over?  I'm like that LOL.  I need to massively declutter before I can have someone come in.  All this time I have been too fatigued to make any significant progress.  The Covid lock downs haven't helped.  I want to empty my home so thoroughly that I can take care of it myself.  Minimalism is my goal.

Iris


Jo C.
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 11:08 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 12144


Hello Michael; it is kind of you to share many pictures of your new home you recently moved into.

 However; I do have a concern I wanted to relate to you.

1.  The link provides your location/address.

 2.  The many photos clearly shows points of access into your home which are many.

  3.  This leaves your home wide open with information to those who lurk on various sites, especially with those sites who have Members who may be compromised to some degree to find opportunities to do their criminal work.

 4.  Even if you have a burglar alarm system, that does not keep burglars out; they have become very bold, and will go in and ransack alarm or no alarm and out again very quickly before law enforcement can get there  . . . AND home invasion with residents being held at weapon point is becoming more of a problem.

5.  In this light, it would probably be a good idea to remove the link with photos and address.  Sometimes, even just photos without an address can be put into a special search program by crooks who can come up with a location from the photos.

Best to err on the side of safety.

 J.


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:54 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


Thanks so much for your concern and right in many ways. I plan on taking them down in a few days as they are out their temporary. But I can also assure you my home is extremely safe guarded with full motion color and night vision cameras that are stored remotely and there is no way around it from ever angle of the house up to 100 feet away. I have given lots of thought in this design for that reason alone.  All of my doors have a 3 point locking mechanism. My house would not be one that they can get into easily. It took a locksmith over 3 hours to get one door down with the help of another person. So I know that if they really wanted to rob the place they would give up and get caught. There are many other things of protection but of course I wall not disclose that.