Esa es una puerta amarilla

Let's see. Now that our house is gradually turning green, and we have this nice new deck that is almost done, how will my friends (lady-friends, that is) be able to find my house? Especially those who haven't been here in a long time (rhymes with Brickpea).

I could point them to the fancy new numbers that Dad put on the house.

But then again, right now, you can't really see them at night. Dad says that he'll fix that at some point, but I know that's a pet peeve for some people - that they can't see the house number easily at night (cough... Ella's dad... cough, cough). And I'm not sure all the ladies know their digits well enough to be able to rely on that.

What else... what else.... Maybe I can get the door painted a color that everyone would immediately recognize and associate the house with me! But what color? Hmmm.... let me think.... wait, it's coming to me.... here we go. .....

And not just any yellow - eye scorching oh my gosh is that a yellow door yellow.

Dad thinks his retinas will recover from the painting sometime in 2013


They Presented Unto Him Gifts

Today while playing with our three wise men figurines and a baby Jesus from the inside of our Russian nesting dolls, Josh pretended that the wise men gave gifts to Jesus. The first offered the Holy Child a boat, the second offered chocolate milk, and the third offered white milk. Josh's baby Jesus was pleased.


Duck and Cover

That's G-Daddy chillin' on the deck, for those of you who don't know.


Dad is In-Stain

Nearly 400 square feet of sealed/stained cedar goodness.

Tim will be back on Monday to finish it off and start on the covered part off the back door. Dad will be back at work on Monday....glad that he's back at work.

Fun with Stain and Light



But no cigar.

Which is a shame, because Dad said he could probably light a cigar by just holding it in the sun. Current heat index - 101 degrees. It's possible that Tim and Dad actually have enough wood left to finish, but hid it behind the shed so they could stop before they burst into flames.

The stained part is what Tim did yesterday, and he and Dad put some sealer on when Dad come home in case it rained. Dad helped Tim out today doing the rest. More pictures later after Dad seals the rest of what is done.


Rain Delay

The rain is delaying progress on the deck, but I don't mind. Looks like we should have sunny skies later in the week.


Casa Verde's Deck - Day 4

We're four days in now. Tim has been working alone the past two days so progress is somewhat slower - not that we are in a hurry. You can see some more boards out there. The board at the 45 degree angle is where the deck boards will meet. The boards will go out from the back door and turn at that midsection so that they remain parallel to the house.

The picture doesn't show the nine concrete deck blocks that Tim buried in the yard. Each super heavy block took about an hour to set in the ground - dig hole, put in block, check level, take out block, move dirt around, put in block, check level, repeat until level, pound the dirt back in tight around it. Nine blocks, nine hours, nine more reasons why Mom is glad Dad isn't building the deck!

Tim will press on tomorrow. I'm fairly certain he is a super hero.