Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Still working on getting a fire screen.Gonna go on a "mission from God" tomorrow.....
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
So,I get this hair up you-know-where,and decide to take out that garden that we had put int.Don't worry,all those plants were carefully relocated,elsewhere.
All this,just because I think it would look better with a fire-pit there.
Erich,the Younger,had given this to me as a birthday present a few years back.I think he got a deal on it bacause it didn't come with a spark screen.It's the thought that counts,right?
But I digress......
Soooo,this is what it looks like for right now.We(I) need to raise the Great Wall up another row or two(probably one row)and fill it in with gravel.
I also need to get a spark screen.I found a really neat one on the Internet.Must get on that......
to be continued..............................
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So,we called the bestest tree service ever(Independent Tree Service-they work all over the west coast of Florida).
A close fit.But the driver was spot-on.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Yep-that's a sun bathing frog there.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The pathway you see goes from the master bedroom down to the pool equipment,or to the pool.Someday(hopefully sooner than later) there will be doors from the bedroom out to the pool.The window opening that's there now is meant for 6' sliding glass doors,so it should just be a matter of taking one out and popping one in.R-i-g-h-t............
But then,what home project goes exactly just as planned?There are those so called bumps in the road that just make you wanna live in an apartment.....................
And we're still "discussing" where the smoker and turkey fryer should go.Grrrrr..................
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I guess God,or the Cosmic Muffin,or whatever you want to call her,decided we needed a day of rest.
But we're soooo close to the end!!
The SkateBoard Park is no more.Quiet your tears people.You'll get over it.
It has now become Juan's WaterWorld.
This is it being filled last evening.
Notice the rain drops.Grrrr...................Actually,(knocking on wood,fingers and toes crossed as I write this),we think our repairs worked.It seems they worked well enough,that with all the rain we've had today,Jon had to pump water out of the pool!Who'd have ever thunk that?!
Hopefully(good Lord willing and the creek don't rise!),the BumperBoat Ride and the WaterGuns will be operational tomorrow.We're planning on having the grand re-opening of Juan's Poolside Cantina,on the 4th of July.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We're only gonna go halfway,then see if this is gonna work.Yep the water looks a little funky,right now.That's well water for ya.Once,it's full,the water will be tested,balanced,and get whatever it needs.
With any luck,the next picture you'll see will be of a pool filled with sparkling,glistening water.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
After much pumping,mopping up and fans blowing,this is what we managed to get to.All afternoon,we dodged the bullet with the clouds and thunderstorms.Alot of praying to whomever(thanks Mom!),we stayed dry.So,it's ok if it gets wet,now,tho we would prefer it not to.At least unitl tomorrow,when we hope to start filling.Then we pray it holds water.
And,hopefully,Juan's Poolside Cantina will have it's grand reopening next week-end!
Much thanks to Erich and co. for all the help!(We bought Erich a new gas grill for helping out.....)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Here's Erich finishing up......................
And Jon suprvising..........................
Thursday, June 12, 2008
And this is why...........
We are now under a severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch! Grrrrrr......................
Needless to say,prayers are being said in Lutz,right now.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
We need to fill it in with more dirt and more mulch.But the idea is there.
Jon is finally geting the point of where I want to go with this and is in agreement that it looks "pretty good." High compliment coming from him......
We have added more landscape lighting(solar,by the way.Trying to reduce our carbon footprint...).Please excuse the mess in the back.That will be burned(sorry,Al Gore,but it is all natural ingredients)at some future date.
Time to get more fill dirt and gravel.Just wanna get this done!!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The SkateBoard Park is all patched(and those patches have set up),been swept out,vacuumed,and ready for pressure washing,tomorrow. Yep-that's Jon sweating his ass(which he doesn't have much of)off.We should own stock in Gatorade,after today.
The gas grill has been moved back.We still have to move the charcoal grill,the smoker and the turkey fryer.Actually,the smoker and turkey fryer may go somewhere else in the yard.They create way too much mess to be on the Great Wall.
Tomorrow,will be the "Attack of the Killer Power Washer."
to be continued........................
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
The man eats like a horse and has absolutely no ass.What's up with that?It just doesn't seem fair somehow..................
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Now,will come the hard part.The pavers that we left in place,to walk on,will now have to be moved.Dirt brought in and hauled to the back,gravel brought in and hauled to the back.Then all the pavers moved back.Hopefully everything will be level........
Since the pool's leak has returned,Jon figured it was time to drain that sucker,fix the cracks,acid wash it,and repaint it.I'm all for turning it into a skateboard park.We could charge admission to see the Great Wall of Lutz,and they could skate board after viewing the The Wall.We could make a fortune,retire early,and hire other people to do these kinds of projects.All the while we could be sitting on our asses drinking something tall,cool,and preferably alcoholic.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Next weekend we should be up to the point of the steps down to the side yard.Also,we should be at the point where Jon will have to move his fishing poles! w00t!!!! Maybe,even actually put them away?
Today,the rake bit the dust,so a new one will have to be purchased.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
But Bobby Flay,AKA Jon,AKA Grill Boy, put the new gas grill to work,today.Cooking up some fine ribs.
Geez---he hates to have his picture taken.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
As you can see,we've started piling up the dirt.Started around the plumeria.You might notice,the infamous Rhode Island rock has been included in the landscaping plan.This is the rock Dad got when we we're living in Newport(back in 1971/72),and chiseled Michael's name and the year into it.He and Mom brought it down with them,and I brought it over here when we moved Dad out of the house in St.Pete.