Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fu Defense

We added our Fu Dog defense today so the back yard can be angry spirit free.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 11..... Terminados

Today was the last day.  Some cleaning up, stucco-ing the wall near the house, finishing up the north side of the big wall and getting rid of the berm created by ditch digging.
By the men and women of Flores Landscaping
Gaffer63: Day Three
Gaffer63: Day One: Demo

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Day 10..... More Walls

With the foundation and prelim rebar laid out yesterday, it took two guys to make the smaller six foot section today, completing the main wall.
Gaffer63: Day Nine....... Flat Top
Gaffer63: Day Eight......Taking Form

Banco in Situ

Banco sleeps whilst I watch "Key Largo"

Monday, February 22, 2016

Day Nine....... Flat Top

Antonio and his crew finished the top of the big wall today. Looking great and I am still marvelling at the colors in the stone. The cement is drying to a perfect light shade for the rocks to stand out. They also got to a skim coat on an ugly cinder block wall next to the house. 
Created by the men and women of Flores Landscaping
Gaffer63: Day Seven ..... Beginning
Gaffer63: Day Five..... Auburn B 


MR bought some mighty big avocados so we decided to try an eggvacado recipe.  Taking the pit out, adding an egg and some salt, pepper, hot sauce and then in the oven @ 450 for 15 minutes. Quite tasty.

Best Political Bumper Sticker Ever

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Day Eight......Taking Form

The guys worked on Saturday to knock out a lot of work on the new wall. Taking form and looking wonderful.  We re-hung the gate today and need to install the locking hardware.
Flores Landscaping
Gaffer63: Day Five..... Auburn B

Morning Coffee

MR worked late last night but got up for some sunrise coffee and dog love.  She and Barney taking off to points East soon.

Banco in Situ

Afternoon respite

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Banco in Situ

I can open my mouth THIS wide!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Day Seven ..... Beginning

The wall is finally taking shape and looking very good. Progress was delayed slightly when the foreman's truck was backed into by a neighbor's kid.  Teenage drivers!
Excellent work from Flores ArtScape
Gaffer63: Day Five...... First Line 

Banco in Situ

With the backyard off limits for the time being, Banco enjoys temporarily upholstered accommodations out front.

Morning Work Site

Barney and Banco

Banco is getting used to another dog in the house and Barney is getting used to a new, although unwanted, best friend.
Gaffer63: Barney Takes New York

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Day Five...... First Line

Antonio and his excellent crew finished the first line of rocks in the rain.  We're hoping the rest looks as good.
From the geniuses @ Flores ArtScape

Day Five..... Auburn B

Pallets of stone arrived today.  Auburn B (for Brown) is the color.  Very vibrant colors. Looks like it's got a lot of quartz in it.  Really beautiful and only $.16/lb.
From the geniuses @ Flores ArtScape
Gaffer63: Day One: Demo 

Banco in Situ

Marinara Madness

Jars of WL's excellent homemade marinara!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Day Three

All the debris has been removed and a trench dug. This afternoon a supply of lumber and rebar came.  The form was taking form and hopefully by tomorrow afternoon, there will be a new foundation for the new wall.
From the geniuses @ Flores ArtScape

Morning Garden

 The front yard is starting to wake up.  As the honeysuckle starts to die off, other plants are stepping up. And the pepper bush is in full fruit.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

To Protect and Serve

The recent Chinese New Year made us very aware of evil spirits and bad luck that can befall anyone at anytime. With that in mind, today I purchased an old chinese Fu dog roof tile to incorporate into the new wall. Supposedly this guy will keep evil spirits at bay. There are many versions of Chinese roof tile figures now on the market from when Beijing razed old neighborhoods for the Olympics.  Architectural salvage.
Our Lucha wrestling coaster can now take a break.