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PROGRESS on the house!






First of all, thank to all of you who responded to my FB post yesterday.  THANK YOU.  I greatly appreciate the input, the kindnesses and the willingness to offer ideas.  Means a lot.

PROGRESS!

Here are some photos of my progress on painting the house.  Right now, I have gone all around the house to as far as I can reach without a ladder.  Next will be the ladder.

Here is the house this past Spring.

Here it is today… You can see that I didn’t do the base concrete yet.

This is our end of the house… The house is 4000 square feet on a single level. But it is really two homes that are connected. The AirBnB is the original home. Our end is the remodel.

This is outside of our bedroom. You can see the pitch is very much taller than I am. With our biggest ladder, I still won’t be able to reach the top. Hubby will have to do that part. I will replace the planters with weather-proof versions. However, those are really pretty in the Spring and Summer with all of the Gerber daisys.

This is the side of the house no one ever sees. It is the wall of our bedroom, our bathroom and the far wall of the garage.

Another really tall pitch. There are 3. The other one is near the citrus trees.

This is the Air BnB part backyard. It is the easiest section. I should have this done next. Simple ladder work is all that is needed to reach the blue spots.

AND LOOK AT THE HOUSE BEFORE THE REMODEL!  I JUST FOUND THIS PIC ON ZILLOW! – IT WAS GREY!

This was the house before the previous owner created the addition. It was GREY! The garage door you see is not there, of course. That garage is now my office and they added onto this part to create a huge master bedroom and a three car garage. We live in the new part. Also, aren’t the prices in California nuts?! Can you believe what the former owner paid for this original house?!

 

AS AN ASIDE…

OK, so I was about to feed tonight and I took my phone out to take a pic of the dogs.  You can see Natty out front and Vivey’s nose in the bottom left corner of the frame.  They were both helping me feed.

OK, so I was about to feed tonight and I took my phone out to take a pic of the dogs.  You can see Natty out front and Vivey’s nose in the bottom left corner of the frame.  They were both helping me feed.

I turned to take this shot of Wrigley standing so pretty, waiting for dinner…

I stopped to take this pic of Wrigley who was standing so pretty – begging me to feed him first.

And then I turned back around in an INSTANT… and the dogs were no where in sight… they were waaaaaay down the hill.  I was impressed.

I literally turned back around to find the dogs ALL THE WAY DOWN THERE in just seconds. Dogs are amazing.

 


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I’m so upset with myself. (It isn’t that bad…)






Do you ever leave items behind in your shopping cart – when loading your car?  After you’ve paid?

I did that tonight…

It was late, it was dark and I was in a hurry.

So, I left $50 worth or Silver Lining Herbal Wormer in my cart.  I think because it was dark and the flip side is silver, I didn’t see it… or I dropped it all in the parking lot, but I think I would have heard it fall.

I called Tractor Supply when I got home and discovered my mistake.  They said they had all the carts ‘in’ and they didn’t see any products left behind.  And, he said that they have no more… (I know because I purchased what they had.)

So, maybe someone who needs it more, picked them up.

(Poor BG, they were for her.  Special.)

Anyway, I hate when this happens… especially during shutdowns.

Ahhh, I know things could be worse.  Still, I’m going to go back to that parking lot in the early morning, just as the sun rises, so maybe I can find them.

…like a pit bull on this kinda stuff.

 


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