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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Manuel Ramos

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

As the month of October creeps in, I've wondered where September had gone. In the blink of an eye, it seems summer has taken flight and autumn is already at our doorstep. Mind you, fall is one of my favorite seasons. The vibrant colors of fall foliage, the brisk chilly wind that whisks off the lake, and the food of course are all welcomed additions to the season.

Looking back over the years, the month of September has always been one of beginnings, new challenges, and the time when I turn a year older. I've always said, it's a tumultuous couple of weeks for me. When I was in school, a new semester would begin in September - with it always came that feeling of anxiousness and excitement for the upcoming academic year. And, the month of September marks another year of growth with each birthday that passes. I'm a Virgo astronomically with Libra leanings. If you know anything about Virgos - they are the most critical sign in the pack. Now, mostly that critique falls heavily on my own self judgment - let's just say I am my own worst critic. It is also the time of year when the date of my mother's passing coincides. It is a month of reflection, remembering and restarts.

The older I get - hopefully I am becoming wiser - I am trying to not be so hard on myself, and realizing the 'perfection' a Virgo strives for is a fallacy. I tend to focus on the things that didn't go as planned as failures rather than trusting the path that I am on will bring me to a better destination. I need to stop falling into that trap - it's a lesson I've been trying to learn, perhaps this semester I'll get more than a passing grade.

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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Manuel Ramos

Living at the lake this summer - our first full summer living here - has been incredible. We've been lucky to have our kids and grandson here for a week-long visit almost every month. The July 4th holiday was filled with lots of family, great food, fireworks and pontoon rides.

Something I enjoy each day, is seeing how different the lake looks on a daily basis. The sunsets, clouds, and light are so painterly. We've had long stretches of warm days, blue skies and very little rain.

The construction on the house began on July 20th with the arrival of a 'digger' to clear the land and get it ready for the foundation. After many many years of planning we were underway! It felt surreal, it still does on occasion.

The first month of construction went by quickly! We went from 0 to 60 mph in just 30 days. The transformation and changes daily were unfolding and we became more and more excited by each new milestone.

We've seen some great progress and the crew from R.E. Krotzer Construction have been working hard to move the project forward.

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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Manuel Ramos

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

We've known winter here having moved in late December and many days were spent trudging through hardpack snow and ice. Spring here was short-lived and it even snowed here in May! However, the summer here at the lake has been glorious. Warm sun-filled days have been the so consistent that weeks would go by with no rain - just blue skies and fluffy clouds.

For the past five or more years, Marc and I have been planning on building a new home here at the lake on our 5.5 acre parcel. It's been a slow and methodical process as we were living in NY and trying to accomplish and get surveys, easements, permits, utilities, and even a 'real' address for the new home and surrounding land.

The lake looks different every day, tonight we had a spectacular sunset to end the day.

We've worked with a fantastic architect, spending many hours discussing and plotting out our 'forever' home here in the woods on the lake. Now fast forward and we are at a point where our dreams on paper are becoming a reality.

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