For the past 5 or 6 weeks our place has been taken over by workers making some changes to our outside space and inside working on our kitchen.
Finally all is completed and Joe and I can start to clean up the dust that was left behind while they worked.
We had the bamboo fence added to two walls and it has turned a beautiful tan color. It was treated for bugs and then varnished.
Our driveway was plain concrete so we had that resurfaced and topped with granito and then varnished.
We also had the one section of our back yard covered in cement and they topped that with large outdoor ceramic tiles and granito to make a nice patio.I hated the way the top of the cistern looked so we had them put the granito on that as well.
The last item was the new gate with a built in door and a roof to protect it which was just completed this past Saturday.
Now everything needs a nice coat of white paint. Well not right now, we need a break from workers. ja ja
When we moved into this house we put a basic kitchen counter in the kitchen. Several months later we added shelving underneath along with a wood work table. It has taken me almost four years to decide what I wanted in the way of kitchen cabinets and finally a few weeks ago I placed the order. Please first understand, if I did not have my neighbor and friend David Zambrano to assist me this would never come to pass. His contacts, artistic insight, innate ability to understand me, abilities as a maestro and supervisor, and his total acceptance of us make him and his family so special to us. Today the cabinets have been installed and now I can finally put all my kitchen items in closed cupboards or up on a shelf and off the counters. Notice Helena, David’s wife and alter ego, in the first picture carefully watching to be sure everything is just right!
Jorge and his crew did a beautiful job. We could not be happier at how the cabinets turned out.
It took both Joe and I most of Sunday to figure out where everything should go. Below is the first draft, you know I will need to make a bunch of changes before I am totally pleased with how everything is placed.
I learned something new today. I learned that David our neighbor is an artist. Today I went to his house looking for his lovely wife Helena and what I found was David working on the second painting below.
This first painting hangs in a prominent spot in the David’s family dining room.
This next one is an unfinished work.
I do not know much about art but I do know what I like and I like both of these paintings. Anyone need any original artwork for their home?