Monthly Archives: December 2013

Relocation Update with Photos of Progress

It has been a long and trying few months since I decided to move back to Pennsylvania and take SRQHoyas with me.  Aside from home renovation nightmares…the weather has not been cooperating with the construction of the Sun-room addition.  There have been many many ‘Beginning of the Room’ dates that have come and gone but so far the room has no walls let alone a floor. The original completion date was December 27, 2013….at the latest January 6, 2014.

The snow and rain has caused many delays as well as the many holidays that have also come and gone.  Obviously the workers take Deer Hunting Season very serious too since that was the lost Window of Opportunity that caused the project to be on hold for many months now.  That being said…my test of patience will hopefully come to an end tomorrow, December 30, 2013 when the footer/foundation is again scheduled to be poured. Of course, I am not holding my breath but just saying a little prayer that the Hoya Gods send a little luck my way.

Thanks to my mom for the photos, daily updates, care-taking and to my dad who is diligently adding the finishing touches to the interior of the home. I’ll be there soon!!!

Here are some photos of the ever so slow progress:

November 29, 2013 Demolition of the present Sunroom

November 29, 2013

December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013

December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013

 

December 26, 2013

December 26, 2013

 

December 27, 2013

December 27, 2013

 

 

 

 

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Business as Usual

In response to emails I have received I’d like to provide some updated information on the relocation of SRQHoyas.

For the time being it is business as usual here in sunny Sarasota, Florida. I am enjoying a unusually warm and sunny winter season and the plants are settled inside under lights but have the outside breeze each day when I open up the doors and windows.  This year the majority adapted well to the move with little or no leaf drop which resulted in continued growth and moderate blooming.  I am shipping on Saturdays and the plants are arriving to even the coldest destinations in fine condition with or without the warmth of the 72 Hr. Heat Pack that I offer.

Now for the update on my move to Pennsylvania…unfortunately the construction of the Sun-room has come to a halt for the time being due to the harsh weather conditions.  The crews are ready to dig the footers and pour the cement foundation just as soon as the 5″ of snow melts from the ground that has been prepared for the room.  I believe the next obstacle to conquer is the temperature and the possibility of the ground freezing prior to having the foundation in place and cured.  I am not sure of the acceptable conditions required but I have a great crew who keeps me well informed of their progress.  So for now, I’ll wait and look forward to the day I pack up the plants and head ‘home’ with Nico, my pooch!!!

It is Business as Usual here at SRQHoyas!!!

Posted in What's Blooming.