Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring has Sprung - I hope

Spring has sprung in N.CA and the walnut trees are gorgeous and the tulips are out in full force. The weather (touch wood) has been amazing with temps up in the 70's and bright sunshine.

We (Kyle) have been hard at it on the house but it is frustrating period finishing up all the structural nitty gritty. It is laborious and not a little bit satisfying, in that when you have finished a hard day on a ladder drilling and screwing and there is NOTHING to show for it. But it all has to be done and per the Kyle factor, done perfectly.

I have been able to mow twice already which is great and an improvement over last year getting it mowed so early so we can enjoy green, park like grass.  And as always, cutting the grass, THE most satisfying chore, I love it.

We have been able to start cutting out the ceiling of the upstairs containers. It looks so different and it is great to get so much light in. You can see where the ladder is, will be a window that is in our walk-in closet in the master bedroom.

One problem we had to take a break from the house to solve was THIS.....yes, can figure out what is wrong with this picture. Two criminals on the WRONG side of the gate. The big fluffy one figured out how to open the gate and that was that.

So we bought an automatic gate lock that works in conjunction with the automatic gate.

We installed it in an hour or two with fluffy watching the entire time. He hasn't even tried to open the gate since, he is way too smart for his own good. I am waiting to see his next magical escape trick and where he will sneak out through next.

I think we are ready to schedule our structural inspections so that is the next on the list and Kyle is picking up the metal for the windows on his way home this week so cutting them out is coming.