The pathway & lawn are done. I may have killed El Granto in the process, but they're done. No really, El Granto is a wreck. I think the sheer amount of sunlight, heat & heavy lifting was too much for the poor Englishman. He's got a bit of heat exhaustion, and is spending the day in...Read More
I am counting down the minutes to the weekend. This one is going to be EPIC.We have El Granto's Mum's SUV and a very long to-do list. When I say very long, I really mean it. We've started tracking our home to-do list, broken down into tasks on a project manager website called Read More
While I don't yet have a stunning after shot of the backyard, we are making some progress!Here's what we've been up to the last few weeks: We painted the back of the Storefront. This was a bigger task than you'd think, after scraping, caulking, priming, and two coats of paint, only painting in mornings so there...
This winter was harsh, not only was it hard on us humans, but it also took a pretty big toll on the Storefront. You saw a sneak peek of my dirty little secret yesterday, but today I have even more shame to share. This is our backyard: Read More
Most home projects are practical. Fixing something that is broken. Improving something that will make your daily life better. Increasing property value etc. Then there are projects that are none of the above. They are the impractical high heels of the home world. Did you need them? No. Are you going to wear them to walk the...Read More
Two years ago today, I was relaxing in a cabana in Cuba at one of the most beautiful resorts I've ever seen. We were staying in the Royal Service Suites at the Paradisus Rio De Oro outside Holguin. It was a mini honeymoon for El Granto and I after we had to give up our...Read More