Lake Mary Life publisher, Sheila Kramer, shares chapter 4 of her ongoing adventure – downsizing and moving to Lake Mary's Griffin Park. Her latest update? A heated pool for year-round enjoyment is confirmed!
It’s been more than a year since the idea hit us – let’s move right across the street from our office in Lake Mary. The ‘walk-to-work, walk-to-shop’ lifestyle is one that we have missed since we left our sky high home in Manhattan. To put this into perspective, we left town with our baby girl in tow – and now she’s the mother of three! The thought of not getting into the car for an entire weekend, but still being able to take advantage of shops, restaurants, gym, and more, is not only nostalgic, but it’s very enticing. David Weekley Homes made this dream easy to fulfill with the opening of Griffin Park in Lake Mary.
We were among the first to attend an info session held in the model home and had the chance to premiere a slideshow about what the development would look like. We were excited about the beautiful pool and decided on a lot of land directly across the street from the pool. Imagine having such convenient access to a huge pool, cabanas, and outdoor seating that you can enjoy, but don’t have to keep clean! I innocently asked if the pool would be heated. The answer was disappointing, but didn’t deter us from our plan.
To date, I’ve had my fun with friends at the design center and working with our oh-so-accommodating personal builder, Dylan, deciding where every outlet and light switch should be placed. Since our office is located directly across the street from Griffin Park, we’ve had the opportunity to drive by almost daily and see every bit of progress. From the vacant lot to the slab, with PVC pipes strategically placed, we’re getting to really know our new home inside out.
As first signers, we did all of the selecting and planning prior to the development’s official grand opening celebration. Michael and I decided to stop by the event and see what was happening – with no knowledge that I’d be invited into the ribbon cutting photo. Right after the snap, our ever-so-wonderful sales consultant Kim said, “Sheila, we have a surprise for you,” and she asked project manager Casey Dare to tell me the news. To my amazement, the excited group of David Weekley staffers all shouted, “We’re heating the pool!” This is huge! It triples the number of months that we’ll be able to use this fabulous amenity. There was some conversation about the fact that the pool wasn’t heated because I asked, but rather, they looked into it because I asked.
I’ve never been one to care where a good idea emanates from, as long as it’s implemented. But I’m taking full credit for this one!
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