Friday, April 30, 2010

the first grass

the ROW area was seeded probably one month ago. today we realized that some spots of grass are showing on our yard also. finally

Saturday, April 24, 2010

back yard

our reproduction of bench/table that you can find in home depot, haha. we used up all the remaining lumber for this piece and spiced it up with spitfire red color coat.

this will be our little hideaway, concealed behind the house. eventually there will be a fire ring of some sort centered in front of log benches. logs are from the trees that we brought down more than year ago. what a memory.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


only handle is missing and probably same accent color for door and it is done

Sunday, April 18, 2010

bathroom concrete countertops

one is finally done

counter top in place. this 5'x2' piece wasnt so heavy so we could manage to install it in place without additional pair of hands. it came out much better than kitchen ones in terms of air holes. guess we did good job vibrating it. but than, it is matter of what you prefer. solid consistent look like this one or speckled look that we have in the kitchen. now the last thing is to caulk and put back all the fixtures back in place.
wet grinding . very messy process.
form with freshly poured concrete.
...demolition work done. we decided to do concrete countertops for both bathrooms. hardie's countertops were only temporary to make building department happy and they were not too nice. now when I have experiences from kitchen it should go fast.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


sidewalk from leftover wood to lulu's area
it is april 17th and finally we seeded grass. now we can wait and rest

roses and irises from tina

Friday, April 2, 2010

sprinkler system

zone 2 in action

setting valve box in place. we have two rotor zones and one drip zone.
all poly tubes and risers are in place. waiting for plumber to install backflow device before we proceed with flushing the whole system and finalizing sprinkler installation.

this is ditch witch from home depot. basically huge chain saw that rips through the dirt and creates trenches. the boom drops down to desired depth. it saved us from back pain and many days of digging.