They have bought ME a new deck - which is attached to a NEW house. The house isn't very big which is what Mom and Dad wanted but it has been completely remodeled inside and out with new bamboo wood floors, new kitchen, new appliances, new AC, new roof, new hot water system, (all of which are energy efficient) new bathrooms, new closets, new everything - but the most important thing is it has a huge sunroom and of coarse a huge new deck just for ME - I do so love my deck - it is important to be able to deck sit and survey ones territory :)
And the BEST thing - there is a woodland preserve behind us and the Jacksonville Cowspotdog Arboretum and Gardens in front of us - so the only thing we see when we looks out the front and back windows is woods and palms trees and that view is NEVER going to change! It also has a HUGE backyard and we even have our own well for watering the garden! The house is 4 miles straight down the road from where we were living - so it will be a little further to the beach but that is okay.
Note from Mom - we are totally AMAZED we got this house and so excited to have our offer accepted. Sadly the house was in probate (something the seller nor the real estate agent told us until 4 weeks after we put in our offer - so we had to wait quite a long time for it to go before the judge and be signed off on.) We have decided this is where we want to retire so although it has taken nearly 4 months to get everything settled to us it was worth the wait and now Casa Cowspotdog is all ours.
We will be MIA for a few days while we move - but will be back soon :)