We finally got around to getting our back yard landscaped. Arid Plant Designs did it, and they did a great job. We finally have something in the back yard other than dirt! We even have grass! I’m pretty happy having some grass for Kirin and the dogs to play in. I’ll post some better stills tomorrow.
So, here is the Christmas tree….
And now for the real reason we did all of this craziness.
Well, we have finally put most of the pieces back together. Most importantly, Marty has reclaimed the Living Room and Dining Room, which have been used as a floor to ceiling warehouse.
Well, they are in and waiting the plumber on Monday. We have been oooogggling them all day.
The late night phone call in Pisa, Italy was our son, Eric, informing us that the countertop people had called. We were excited.
“Well, the bad news is that the manufacturer made a mistake with your batch, which we rejected. Instead of the middle of October, it will be the middle of November.”
We were not excited.
Bunker’s Glass Arrives.
The cabinets have arrived and we start to install them:
Grinding concrete - proud owner of a new diamond bladed cutting wheel:
We are ready to tape it, spread mud and sand. Big mess coming.
First….remember the old kitchen. Here is where the new one goes.
We finally completed re-roofing the entire house this past Saturday. The old shingles were 15 years old, so it was going to be difficult feathering in the new portion. So we did it all.
Smokey sits in the second story of the cubicles in the living room of our apartment. She, at least, is comfortable.
One of two new skylights, the mess on the roof, new front porch
Waiting for Inspection now. And Eric’s arch from inside and outside.
We have doors and windows.
Honey, I blew up the Kitchen.
Well, most of the framing is done. The doors and windows get installed Tuesday 9 August, and the shingles go on next Saturday.
Well, we finally get to do some CONSTRUCTION….
Marty says she thought someone painted a blue sky and fluffy clouds mural on the ceiling.
Well, Thursday we pulled down the ceiling and abandoned ship.
So does Smokey Cat
Smokey is looking for reassurance that her world is not falling apart. They only thing left is my chair, and behind the bed.
The Project is coming along. We expect to finish the kitchen and tear down the ceiling on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, the framing crew arrives and cuts off the roof and builds the new ceiling. Inspections, tarps, roofing and doors and windows and a/c ducts and vents and electrical and turn the a/c back on and we move back in…wheewwww.
Organ Stop Pizza…where else?
So here we are setting forms for concrete:
More destruction. Outside porch area. Ready for blowing the middle of the roof off. Yeehaa.
“Well, I guess this is next”
Hair today, Gong tomorrow
The parents have begun the grand undertaking of remodeling their house. My dad emailed out some pictures of the process.
Our poor fence started falling down almost as soon as we moved in. Many of the posts had become rotted through at the base, and once the dogs started leaning on the fence, it’s days were numbered. I figured early on that the solution was to simply replace the rotted out posts with metal poles. Simple right? Ha!