Let The Cats Operate Dog Park

February 18th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

My community HOA manager sent out the following announcement:

Dog Park

HOA management is looking into possible solutions for the ground at the dog park. Obviously, with recent rains, soft soil and pups running and from licking about, the turf is bound to get tattered and messy.

While I am in the process of determining such solution and in scheduling meetings with contractors for the same; I welcome you, as dog owners who use the park, or to those that don’t, to please share your thoughts and feasible solutions to correct the ground at the Dog Park.

I can be reached via email at dguappone@cmc-management.com or by phone at 302-337-9919.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Dawn Guappone,
Community Manager
Heritage Shores HOA

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Now looking at the Off Leash Bark Park Rules, I’m convinced the cats should operate the space. They look like something the cats would come up with 🙂

A Ditch Witch

February 16th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

While repairing some light poles, a local utility company used a Ditch Witch to dig and lay cables. Besides a great name for a piece of equipment I loved the wicket orange colors.

Para Un Amigo

February 15th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Repair Work

February 14th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

A contractor for Delmarva Power, Utility Works, will be onsite on Heritage Shores Drive today. Utility Works will be repairing the light pole lights at the front entry way. The wiring on three (3) pole lights was damaged during the recent work performed by the county.

A Ditch Witch was being using to lay some cables.

What Were They Thinking?

February 10th, 2020
Installation of mirrors in Health and Wellness Center
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

The Heritage Shores Health and Wellness Center is having additional mirrors installed.

There was a full wall of mirrors there already with a balance bar. It can be seen in rear with a white supporting strip. The dancers couldn’t see their feet so I’m guessing the new one will allow that.

Since I use this room at least twice a week I’m not happy about the additional mirrors. They are being install perpendicular to the old set as you can see. It’s going to look like a fun house mirrors.

What were they thinking?

Artist At Work

January 31st, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Pete is putting up an new show in the Heritage Shores Hall of Arts. It’s to highlight photographs from the Heritage Shores Shoreshots camera club. The Hall of Arts rotates artists on a monthly basis. I guess you could say that Pete is the curator of this small gallery, as he oversees artists and various art collections seen in it.

I Did It My Way

January 30th, 2020
Photography by E. W. Faircloth

Many real estate photographers are now using something called HDR. This allows them to get images with a high dynamic range of luminosity. In other words one can see detail in the shadows or dark areas of an image while retaining detail in the highlights or brightest areas. Usually a photographer using this technique will take 3 or 4 pictures varying exposures, then merge into just one image in camera or using software later.

I’ve seen some great images produced with HDR. Some also look fake. Me, I take electronic flash units along when shooting real estate. It takes me longer but I’m in complete control of my final images. Having electronic flash units allows me to “paint” a room. An added benefit is I can have dramatic lighting pulling the viewers eyes to something which needs to be seen.

The above is an example of using flash to light the laundry room, and lighting the foyer and rooms in rear to make a picture which says ” this house has a washer and dryer” included.

OK, I did it my way.

Up On The Roof

January 29th, 2020
Photography by E.W.Faircloth

This young man was seen putting up building material to finish roof of a model home by the new builder.

Close Call

January 19th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

After a evening of dancing an automobile accident ended the night.

Everyone walked away but it was definitely a close call for all involved. Two vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

A guy in a pickup truck , upset about an argument with girlfriend, left a local bar. He was in left side of road and had just past the traffic light before the collision. My friends were in the car slowing down to make a left-hand turn, once the light changed. We were following them home to spend the night before continuing on to New Jersey for a wedding anniversary the next day. The truck is going so fast that the driver hits the the center divider and his front end goes airborne. Looking at the picture, you can see his skid marks coming over on our side of the road. As his truck is beginning to land on our side of the street he hits our friends on the driver side of their car. That collision destroys the back end of the sedan. His front left wheel was detached from the truck.

My wife and I were far enough behind our friends that his truck passed in front of us and came to rest on the right behind us. I think that his speed was so fast that once he hit the first vehicle, that collision changed his direction. Our friends car was spun around and his truck spun a little more to the his left. It was just enough to change his trajectory to avoid hitting us.

Our friends were shaken up and rightfully so. We were shaken up and so was the other guy. He realized he was at fault and was running around checking that everyone was OK. He had been drinking but wasn’t legally drunk, as a test by police would show.

It was only a matter of inches that none of us died that night. My friends car only had broken glass in rear of vehicle. Their airbags didn’t even go off. Had they been 12 inches back, his truck would have done so much more damage. Had they been 12 inches farther up, he would have done damage to our vehicle.

It was a close call.

Through all of it, tempers didn’t flare. We tried to talk our friends into being checked out at a local hospital, but they just wanted to go home. So we spent the rest of the night at their home and continued to Jersey the next day. We had a great time at the anniversary and our friends went out driving somewhere today. They’re back on the road 🙂

We Missed You Too

January 16th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Our Clubhouse is now open again after a couple of weeks. It was closed for annual maintenance and other reasons.

So today there was the above sign welcoming folks back.

So on the behalf of most resident, I say “we missed you too.”