Sunday, October 17, 2010


My son Nick turned 18 on Saturday, Oct 16th.. and in true 18 year-old fashion, he elected to drive to Lompoc to see his girlfriend. I went to the hill on Friday as the floor installers were starting their job that day. The drywall crew had been in there and did a great job of taping and texturizing the new walls. They also redid the 2 addition rooms so now everything looks the same.
The one floor guy on Friday did most of the demo and then his partner showed up after he finished another job. He came back on Saturday and finished the floor prep and they started laying part of the floor. They had to stop though because the Giants game was on at 5pm... While they were working on Saturday, I was out in the yard planting 5 fruit trees. The ground is so bad that it took me about 5 hours. I also had to lay new drip lines for the trees so they would get watered. Although it started raining as I was leaving on Sunday, so hopefully, I can turn the water off soon.
All of the workers are coming back next Friday and Nick will need to be there instead of me. I don't want to miss work again. I will come up on Saturday. But the new floors are fabulous! See the pictures of the work below...julie

p.s. - the link to my new floors is in the Amazon search box...

Woodpecker holes in the side of the house - My Aunt didn't believe me when I told her about these. At least 1000 around the house and next year I will need to replace the siding.

Casey supervising my planting skills

Lemon and Lime tree in the front yard

Not a new tree, but a grapefruit tree with a really large grapefruit.
New Pomegranate tree
Peach and Nectarine trees - besides planting you have to figure out the irrigation too!

Quail lookout in my oak tree -  

Hall after texture - the guys did a great job!
Tile tear-out
Hall Demo

Living room before

Living room all torn out

Casey Supervising again!
Starting to lay the floor
Side by side, plywood and new floor

You know I can't resist a sunset picture!

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