Termite Fumigation & a Big Circus Tent

Wednesday, September 20

Sigh. Jack put railroad ties in, and replaced the fence around the yard. Paul Daley from Beachside Termite and Pest Control drove past while this was going on, and didn't stop Jack from replacing the fence. Paul called me later, telling that that the folks who need to put the tent up couldn't ge...


While waiting for the new kitchen...Intermission...take a look

Friday, August 04

*** Intermission ***While waiting for the next new kitchen to be built, please grab your popcorn, sit back and allow us to entertain you.  Take a look at our previous remodel.We asked our kitchen designer to build a handmade set of maple boxes.  We also went to a box store and got a quote, which ...


Plans, plans, and more plans! Kitchen remodel.

Friday, August 04

13 JulyWe went in to Cabinet Designs of Central Florida and chose a cherry wood with reddish finish, which will match the cherry wainscoting in the entry hall. We are going with a two-tone kitchen, largely because the outside light is rather dim, and we want light to bounce around inside the kitc...


Removal of plants as preparation for termite tenting treatment.

Friday, August 04

Jack Hammer, LLC has spent a month at the property. We have decided to remove the shrubs around the house, and any trees that lean over the house, or are suspected to have disease.  Below is a photo of the large mango tree that is resting on the copper roof.Our contractor took down about two thi...


Insulated flexible ducting

Friday, August 04

We have been working all summer long with just two window units, one upstairs and one downstairs. That's how things were done a generation ago. We have the door open at the front of the house, and the windows open at the beach side of the house. A gentle (if warm) ocean breeze blows through.While...


Like an Atlas rocket: a whole lot of shaking going on!

Thursday, July 27

There were a variety of activities completed in the Merry Month of May. I have compared this project to an Atlas rocket launch at nearby Cape Canaveral: there is a lot of noise and shaking going on. But we haven’t left the pad yet. I’m going to post a brief overview:There were a variety of act...