And the road goes on forever...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Same Ol' Projects

Time seems to fly by around here; filled with nothing but work. Marc continues to trench in the dastardly RO system water line as I’ve danced around the open hole putting our new color on the small shed and the larger shed. Marc painted the container although all three structures need the brush touch-up to complete where the roller wouldn’t fit.

That has taken a back seat to the fabrication of a temporary stand to hold our new window a/c unit which fits in the bedroom—the only window large enough to accommodate it. Of course, this also requires a new plug since it is 220, so Marc hopes to have that completed by tomorrow so we can finally move in. Things have been all settled in it for weeks; we have just been staying in the RV since it has air. In among these tasks Marc has helped out a friend’s son at his new restaurant building some stuff and also been applying and interviewing for jobs. No news on that front as yet and nothing for me either, so I continue to be slave labor here in the sun, digging in the trenching for the irrigation of our new oleanders.

On a different tangent, one of my favorite things about the area is photographing really creative ideas others have come up with for their lots. We know once we have the boat here, which will park alongside the park model, that we’d like to build a gate to close off that area and improve the appearance from the street. We like the idea of Marc building something out of steel and wood with a design incorporated much as this owner has done with two swinging doors.

Another idea we came across and liked is this very rustic iron and wood gate—in addition to the man gate leading to their courtyard they also have a larger similar one leading to their side yard. It turned out as we just met these fine folks that own this beautiful home, that they are fellow Escapees, Jim and Susan, and they were delighted to have us take a close-up look. Thanks for the ideas! Mind if we borrow them?