To Every Season

Okay, you might not believe this, but I just killed a mosquito that was flying around my computer monitor. I guess he didn’t get the memo that it’s freezing cold out. Neither has that dive-bombing fly that’s been buzzing around the kitchen for two days, seemingly in slow motion until you go to swat at it and then it disappears.

So, to catch you up on stuff, while we were away in Illinois for Thanksgiving, the landing, I guess you would call it, on the back steps was done as you can see in the photo below. We hadn’t expected the four slate pavers to be included but what a nice touch. Trust me, there are four and the little bit of brick pavers that you see factor in elsewhere in the story.

On Saturday, after the bizarre Friday night, we met with Patio Joe who had indeed gotten my message about enlarging the outline for the patio. He even agreed that the original 15 feet from the back of the house was kind of small, hence his “you’ll be boxed in” warning, so he outlined both a 20 and a 25 foot mark for us to decide which would suit us best. Quick, which do you think we chose? Right, the 25 foot. And there is still plenty of yard leftover. I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture from the far end of where the patio will be to the house to give you an idea of how big it’ll be, but there’s time. I thought I had. I guess I didn’t. Anyway, Joe told us he has two jobs he’s finishing up this week and he can get to us, if not by the end of this week, then definitely by next week. And the start time has been confirmed for Monday, so I have a few days more to get that starting picture instead of this football field wannabe.  And he said the entire project should take no longer than a week, so by the weekend, we could be stepping out onto our brand new fenced in, very LARGE, patio.

Those brick pavers in the first picture are the ones Joe suggested. Their colors compliment both the original brick on the house and the stonework on the addition

While he was here, his father-in-law, Lou’s brother was also here applying a second coat of spackle on the entryways and he would return the following morning for the final coat so that come this past Monday it could all get sanded and ready for paint and the moldings put up and tie up what all is left to do. But Monday came and went, as did Tuesday. Then yesterday afternoon, while the Carlosians were busy cleaning the leaves, the call came……..

 

 

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One Response to “To Every Season”

  1. Donna Says:

    So sad to hear about Lou. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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