Sunday, August 19, 2007

Waterfall and Shear Descent

Progress on the pool is painstakingly s-l-o-w. From a "what's been done?" viewpoint, you would assume nothing was accomplished in the past week. As I said previously, each piece of stone is meticulously hand cut. With that said, the underside of the waterfall took a full week to complete (see before and after photos). Two workers cut and shape the stone, while two others cement each piece in place. It looks like a jig-saw puzzle. The sheer descent looks finished. I can't wait to see water flowing from it! Jerry, our builder, hopes to have the permits for the poolhouse in hand this coming week. We should see the beginnings of our "out house" within the next couple weeks. Progress inside has been a little faster than the pool. Karl, the painter will finish this week. Hardware for window treatments is installed in the kitchen, dinette, and keeping room. Window treatments are ordered, and wallpaper will ship in the next week. We will begin the arduous task of "decluttering" our exisiting home to make it ready for open house mid-September. In the meantime, the Mega Millions Lottery has rolled over to $171 million and I purchased the sole winning ticket for Tuesday's drawing. Yippee!

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