Thursday, August 22, 2013

Catch up from August 9 thru August 22!

Well, Dan couldn't leave town, but I went to Alabama with both my kids, their spouses, and all five grandchildren - had a fabulous time!  Here's a picture of all of us;
When I got home, I couldn't believe the amount of work that had been done!  Our bricklayer, a true artist, had finished.  He also replaced some ugly old aluminum siding that, for some unknown unfathomable reason, had originally been installed under both windows on the front of the house.  Here are some pictures of the brick work:
 Our main entrance, between the main house and the garage.
 People that don't know us well will ring the bell of this front door....
 Our worksite supervisor is at work every day.....
 This is the basket weave pattern that the bricklayer, Rich, created to replace some ugly white aluminum siding.
 Another view.
 This is the membrane in Dan and my shower.
 Beautiful brickwork on the front of the garage.  The bricks were reclaimed from the part of the house that was torn down.
 We're going to plant bushes like this in the space between the driveway and the garage.
Side of the garage.
 Back door to Dan's 'man cave'.
 French doors that will open on to a deck.
 East side of the house.  We'll be putting more fill here to cover up the insulation.
 New mailbox!
 Front of the garage.
 My hydrangea tree took a hit from the excavator - should be ok.  You can see here where we've removed the old shutters.  The new ones will be shorter and narrower.
Another picture of the basket weave bricks.

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