Friday after work I braved the west-side traffic for a visit to a Dominion community off Renner Road, just a stone’s throw from Hilliard-Rome. They have a fully furnished Richmond over there, and I wanted to snap some photos of the interior. From the time I left Route 70, a half-hour elapsed before I pulled into the parking lot. Keep in mind that the community is less than a half-mile from the exit. Probably the worst traffic nightmare I have ever witnessed. People who live over there have to deal with this mess every day, the result of a never ending road-construction project. I figured I could brave it because, you know, it was only for this one time. Right?
As I was turning off the car and reaching into the back seat for the camera, it occurred to me that the place looked deserted. My jaw hit the steering wheel as I read the sign outlining the hours of operation: “Friday by appointment only.” Sonovabitch! Who the hell closes a sales center on Friday?
Like a peeping-Tom, I crept up to the kitchen window and peered in. Looked beautiful, but there was too much glare on the glass to get a good picture of the interior. Same situation at the front of the house looking into the living room. I could see interior clearly by putting my face up against the glass, but could not snap a decent photo. So I will be braving the horrid traffic again, but only after checking the hours beforehand. Stay tuned to see the interior photos of the model house sometime in the next week.