Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hard Work

The tile is going down ... this is how Jeff spends most of his day now ... on his knees and bent over ... backache city.  Tile is looking good ... he'll be glad to get out of the kitchen area where there are so many cuts to be made.  The rest of the house should be much easier, except maybe for the bathrooms.

We never know what we're going to see on the street here in Lake Havasu ... just about anything with wheels is allowed so sometimes it's a surprise.  Obviously there are boats, boats, and more boats of all kinds but today was the first time I'd seen one in its unfinished condition being transported.  From the angle that I was able to get the picture it really doesn't show how bare bones it is but that's where I was in traffic.

And I just smiled when I saw this plate from California --

"Hava" great day!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Saw this tiny taxi when I was out shopping this week.  Isn't it cute?  Where, or where does the luggage go?

Work continues on the house ... the tile arrived Thursday afternoon ... over 7000 lbs of it!  Jeff laid the first tiles on Friday --

Last evening we went to Mudshark for dinner and these are the onion rings we ordered.  I've never seen rings this big ... took a knife and fork to eat them.  Yummy!

Enjoy your weekend!  Til next time ...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Progress ...

Last week we battled 120 temps ... this week the monsoons and high humidity have arrived.  Ah, summer in Havasu.

Fortunately, we were able to get the kitchen cabinet doors prepped and Jeff got them sprayed before the high humidity arrived so they dried quickly and nicely.  Yesterday he got most of them re-installed.  We used a light gray for the upper cabinets and a more charcoal gray for the bottoms.  The square "hole" in the ceiling here houses a skylight that flushes the kitchen with light.  The florescent tubes are short lived.  I abhor florescent lighting; my eyes are sensitive to their flickering and it gives me a headache and they are ugly even when hidden by plastic panels.  Can you tell I don't like them?

Yikes!  The counter is our work center ... heavily used as you can see.

The "kitchen buffet" -- for lack of what else to call this roomy cabinet -- is also in the charcoal gray.  The upper cabinet doors are glass to show off the "pretties".

We got two fans installed ... every room has them ... it is, after all, Havasu.  We found these 60" inch fans at Lowe's and they move a lot of air and are super quiet.  They even have a "serenity" mode which is a low, low speed that just gently circulates the air without that fan feeling.

And found a light for the foyer ...

And I've been painting door frames and baseboards -- maybe we should have bought a smaller house!  We also got part of the office wall painted in a soft, sage green.  The area behind the double doors is a large storage closet -- that, together with the generous pantry gives us lots of room for storage inside away from the devastating heat. And the door to the right is also a closet!  This is closet heaven.

All in all -- a good week's work.  Time to spend a few hours in the pool this weekend and plan for the week to come.

Til next time,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just Pictures ...

This week was busy ... and some time out to celebrate the 4th with a yummy meal on the patio and fireworks viewed from our yard.

Last week I forgot to upload the picture of the pool wrinkle repair -- lookin' good ...

View from the front patio ... we have lake view on the backside of the house and mountain view from the front side ...

The Fourth brought a beautiful sunset before the fireworks started ... just a peaceful place to be ...

And just for fun ... my purple laundry room!!

Til next time ...