First, the disclaimer: We are new to blogging. We are not sophisticated at technology. That being said, we want to create a site that you want to visit regularly. We want to create a forum to ask questions and issue comments and be interactive. Please tell us if there is something on our site that is missing that you think is important as a reader to have. We’d be delighted to have you follow our story. We want to be a resource and a guide for our vision of Infusion Design.
For our first blog site update, we thought you’d like to know a bit about the site and see it in its current state. The property is a little under a half acre, and is on the south side of the C&D Canal just west of Chesapeake City, Maryland. We are bordered by lands owned by the Army Corp of Engineers to the north, with the Canal immediately thereafter. We purchased the property in 2005, and commenced construction in 2007, just in time for the housing market to collapse. More on that later.
I cannot say we are proud of it, but, there is a story behind why all that we have to date is a hole in the ground with a basement, first floor decking, and a tarp over the whole production. For almost two years, this has been our reality—fighting the elements and preserving the construction completed to date. The basement has a high-efficiency dehumidifier and fan running constantly to protect the decking, and, it has done a nice job of preserving the improvements. We also are constantly fighting growth, weeds (this picture was taken immediately before doing some yard maintenance), and watching the trees around us to make sure none suffer disease or damages from the construction. More on why our property sat like this for two years as the stories unfold on this blog. More importantly, you will be able to follow construction forward from today, which will be much more interesting since we are ready to re-commence construction this week.
What we know you will like is the view we have from the site of the canal. This is what drew us to the property in the first place. It is like having a maintenance-free water feature in our backyard. The C&D Canal was recently determined to be the second busiest commercial shipping canal in the world. It is not unusual to be walking through town and witness a barge you think will take out the Chesapeake City bridge quietly hum by on its way to another destination.
We look forward to our next update, which will cover the work we have done to date. Updates will be every few weeks and will follow construction going forward. We will also provide regular feature articles on the site. Get infused!