Sunday, December 7, 2014

Let's catch up...

Let's catch up on last weeks happenings for the patio. 
In a nut shell, not much. It's true. The rain has been non stop and everything came to a screeching halt.



As the rain came down I wrapped the pillows on the back patio.



The good news is the rain is on it's way out. So the crews will start up again. First clearing the
rubble out of the patio. The the big dig started, and about 6" deep was dug out. I was given the green light to "officially" relocate the air conditioner to the
side of the garage. The wiring will go under ground, and the
 approved cover will be built.


The biggest bonus for me is having the air conditioner relocated.
The patio will be so much bigger, and inviting.

Looking to the right:


With the rubble removed, and the dirt dug out, I'm starting to see it
come together. The wall is as high as it can go, 6'. Trust me...
it has made a big difference as far as privacy goes.

Looking to the left:



Starting on Monday the drain will be added. Electrical will go
underground. The sand will be delivered. Wall stuccoed. Down lighting will be added
on the garage wall.
The cement and flagstone should go in as well, however, we
are expecting rain again on Thursday.
Ugh.

While the contractor is here, I've decided to replace the two
out dated doors as well.


Remember these beauties? Look closely. Behind the screen door
is the original from the 60's  with the weird window built in it. 
The water heater is behind the white door. When the house gets painted in the spring
it will be painted the same color, along with the electrical panel.
 A much cleaner look.... 

Stay tuned as I hope to be finished real soon!

Sharon



14 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon, ugh so sorry your having all this rain! But you have the perfect space there for an Awesome patio!! I can't wait to see everything finished :)

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    1. Thanks Jane!!! Before we know it, spring will be here and it will have been worth it. Until then...I'm getting a little discouraged with all the delays. Plus it's the holidays and I want to decorate and put lights outside.
      :)
      Sharon

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  2. Well I think you are going to have a great spot here and I cant wait to see the reveal!

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    1. Thank you for stopping in! I'm loosing steam here, and another storm is coming this week. (rain in LA is called a storm) LOL. I'm really looking forward to reclaiming my land, and no more mud!
      Sharon

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  3. All work and no play..... looks like you will have a fab spot. When the rains stop.

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    1. I stop on over to your blog for some sun. You always brighten my day!
      Sharon

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  4. Lots of plans in the works! Excited to see it all come together!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! I remember your patio make over. See how you have inspired others? I appreciate you stopping in today.
      Happy Holidays,
      Sharon

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  5. It's going to be amazing…can't wait to see it finished!!

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    1. Your words are kind. I need the encouragement, as I'm loosing steam rapidly. Thanks you for visiting...
      Happy holidays,
      Sharon

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  6. Hang in there Sharon...its going to look great...

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  7. Thanks! I just met with my contractor and no work will be done this week. He's on a job in Malibu and it's going to rain on Thursday and Friday. Looks like more mud for me.
    Sharon

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  8. That looks like a lot of tasks ahead. It seems that the base components are being laid out. You should be able to go with that all the way through. With the electric wires in the offing, all your integral structures should be complete. Just make sure that you take the right precautions and employ the circuit breakers and wire materials that ensure efficient passage and facilitation of power across your house. No need for short cuts there, much less short circuits. All the best!

    Eleanor Roy @ Douthit Electrical

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