Our front entrance.

 

driveway view gate open from mailbox

Our property is like a little hidden jewel.  Our neighborhood is located within ten minutes of Waverly, in the Dry Creek Cabin Site community. This area was surveyed into approximately 60 large lots, by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1950’s and the lots were auctioned off.  The community stretches over several acres and has roads that meander along the banks of the Tennessee River/Kentucky Lake.  The lot our house sits on is at the end of Periwinkle Lane and there is only one other house on our road. We always say that we sit in the palm of God’s hand. When looking at the picture below, can you tell why we say that?

Gods hand

We also have two other lots here, that we have just recently decided to sell.  Let me know if you want to be my neighbor!! Here are a few pics of them………..

Frank and I have always wanted a gate at our front entrance. Our friends in Florida have an entrance gate and we have always liked it and the extra security it gives to your property, not that we feel we need it.  We are very safe here, but when Frank is away and it’s just me and my dog, Cooper, I like knowing its there. There was already a fence along the entrance of our property when we purchased it, and from the looks of it, it had been here for a pretty good while.  I originally thought I wanted to tear it down and start over with a new fence, but the more I looked at it each day, the more it grew on me.  We ended up replacing broken boards, and giving it a fresh coat of paint and it turned out great.  We aren’t foo foo people in any way, and decided against a big fancy schmancy entrance and just added on to the fence to hang the gate.

gate view from mailbox

Frank researched gates and openers before ordering the gate from Lowes and the opener from Amazon.  It was relatively easy to put up and only took a couple of days for Frank and one of his guys to get it done.  We have a marine battery and a solar panel for the opener, so there was no need to run electricity out to the gate from the house.

There were a several Yuka plants on both sides of the entrance.  One side has several more than the other, so I added some in an attempt to even it out.

Here is our view when looking down the driveway.

Gate view from driveway

October 2018 is going to be a big month.  Our daughter, Kasie is getting married.  I can’t wait to share all the pics with you.  AND, we are starting another project today so stay tuned.  There’s more to come!!

Until next time, stay safe and be kind.

xoxox – Mitzie

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