In Honor Of Grandparents

by Paul on September 2, 2014

“What is a grandparent?” When we are very young, grandparents are the persons we turn to when Dad and Mom say “no” because we know that they will spoil us. They’re the ones who pick us up from school when we’re sick and Dad and Mom are working. Grandma always has fresh-baked cookies and Grandpa is always there to help put the chain on the bike. Both are always there, cheering us on at our sports events and applauding our efforts at concerts and plays. As children enter their teens, sadly, many tend to focus on their friends and often the grandparents get lost in the shuffle. Many senior citizens also deal with abuse and neglect.

In the United States, National Grandparents’ Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. As the baby boomer generation ages, the number of grandparents is increasing. In many families, both parents work outside the home, leaving the care and responsibility for their children in the loving hands of the grandparents. This situation is sometimes resolved by having the grandparents move in with their children and grandchildren. Our dual owners’ suite floor plan designs provide both privacy and convenience for multi-generational households.

Here are some humorous comments by a class of school children who were asked to define a grandparent. I hope you will enjoy these “daffynitions”.

  • Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people’s.
  • A grandfather is a man grandmother.
  • Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us.
  • When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars. They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on “cracks.” They don’t say, “Hurry up.”
  • Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes. They wear glasses and funny underwear.  They can take their teeth and gums out.
  • Grandparents don’t have to be smart. They have to answer questions like “why isn’t God married?” and  “How come dogs chase cats?”.
  • When they read to us, they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.
  • Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.
  • They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time, and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.

A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. “Oh”, he said, “she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we’re done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”

If you are a grandparent, enjoy your day! If you have a grandparent, give them an extra hug for all that they’ve done for you.


CUSTOM New Haven B Open House

by Paul on August 29, 2014

It is always intriguing to see the innovative changes made by our customers! When we say that Schumacher Homes specializes in custom home building, we mean exactly that: we can design what ever you envision in the creation of your home design!

Consider touring our New Haven B open house which is scheduled for September 7th from 1:00 ~ 3:00 PM. This home is located at 317 Cove Point Trail in Montena, VA, and is in the trim carpentry stage of construction. Many changes were made in the floor plan design and construction of this home! The included features were upgraded so that this home has a basement instead of the monolithic slab that is standard in this region. There are two locations from which this basement can be accessed from the outside, and our customer chose to finish a portion of this area, thanks to the slope of their lot. Full light double doors and numerous windows bring in natural lighting; this room is not going to feel like a basement! A full bathroom, a direct vent fireplace, and kitchenette will make the area an ideal location for the private office; there is ample storage available, too.

On the first floor, the owners’ suite has been redesigned; an angled trey ceiling, tiled shower, and dual lav sinks, plus a gigantic walk-in closet that replaces the flex room on the standard plan provide a relaxing place to retreat. A wall of windows in the two-story great room, with coffered ceiling and a fireplace will be a favorite place for gathering with family and friends. The kitchen has a spacious party-starter island, granite countertops, and upgraded cabinetry, and don’t miss the butler pantry adjoining the laundry and kitchen.

Upstairs, one bedroom was eliminated; its space has been recreated into spacious walk-in closets which enlarged the secondary bedrooms, and each bedroom features its own full bathroom. A pull down stairway provides access to the attic storage above.  Wrought iron balusters enclosing the loft provide a view of the great room below. The exterior upgrades include Hardie siding, double sidelights and a transom at the front door, and a beautiful composite deck on the rear of the home.

Register now to attend this open house and see for yourself that we truly are a custom home builder!

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New Haven B


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