I'm back from my extended Holiday Hiatus.
The Real Estate business is picking up here at the beginning of the year so I've been a little distracted from blogland.
I do want to fill you in on a few VERY BIG things that are going on around here:
We're working on the outside of our house. We had roofs built over the back doors--now I'll be under cover from the rain when I'm digging around in my purse for the door key. In this picture they haven't been stained or the house painted--it still hasn't been--please bear with us.
We don't exactly know what to call these things--are they roofs or awnings or something else entirely?
The carpenters reused some of the tin roof from the sorry excuse of a garage we have.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Next, the garage will be TORN DOWN!! Are those strains of the Hallelujah Chorus I hear?
And a new carport will be built in its place.
This is going to be the mother of all carports (well not really but to me it is).
It's going to have a basement for storing the yard tools and lawn mower. Yippee!!!
And we're getting a terrace with a stone sitting wall around it. Remember this dream terrace from the garden tour?
It's our inspiration.
We're using granite instead of flagstone,
and plain ole ce-ment. (You do know how that's pronounced?) for the flat area with a tasteful granite border.
AND a new DRIVEWAY!!!
Now, I realize that most people don't get very excited about a new driveway. But I know plenty of folks who do. Those of us who have really crumbly, cracked ancient relics that drain water into our basements get real excited about new driveways. I would show you a picture of our driveway now, but I'm too embarrassed.
So ladies and gents, stay tuned for some serious outdoor improvements.