"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The New and Improved HQ……

Yep,the renovation of the HQ of TheGreatWall is starting to come to an end…

 

...yippeeee!….

 

No longer does a PODS or a construction dumpster reside in my front yard!

 

Sooooo…

What used to look like this…..

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Now,looks like this…..

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Still needs some touch ups

…like the house numbers?….and an entryway light fixture?

 

And a front garden totally destroyed by the best workers evah!

I forgive them….I do….

They really worked hard!

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After two days of weeding,

three…

…count ‘em

3

trash cans full of weeds and construction trash

(they tried,they really did,to clean up,but is my garden,after all…),

and trimming shrubs…

 

it now looks like this…

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nothing that compost,mulch, and TLC won’t cure.

 

Accomplished so far….

 

New front doors…

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The stucco people still need to come back and stucco around them.Also,need a paint job.

Still working on the color.

See the new light fixture sitting on the bench?

and the pumpkin?

I heart these doors!

 

Inside…

All of the popcorn was taken off the ceilings-who invented that stuff anyways?

 

Ceilings and walls were refreshed and repainted.

 

A new staircase….

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Along with a new wall ledge,new carpeting,all new and improved ceiling fan,TV  hung over the fireplace-went all wireless-w00t! No cords hanging all over the place!

---yada,yada,yada…

 

A renovated office…

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I had commercial grade carpet installed in here.Still need to hang the drapes.

 

Not to be outdone,the dining area was renovated,too….

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Still to be done…

-New sliders and windows across the back of the HQ.

-And a new slider installed in the master bedroom.

 

Soooo…..guess I have no more excuses for not gardening.

 

 

Speaking of flowers,you didn’t think you’d get away without a picture –or two- of the ever delightful Miss Emma,did you?

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She’s obviously a future gardener!

 

Much thanks to Erich,the Younger,and Kyle for moving me back into the HQ.

And Michael,the Elder,for the TV research and all the physical work.

Love those guys!

 

 

 

2 comments:

FlowerLady said...

You have a new house, without all the expense of moving, etc. It all looks lovely.

Little Emma is a gem as always.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Susan said...

Miss Em is definitely going to be a gardener. How wonderful to have a newly renovated house (and pool) inside and out...it looks great!

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