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Tuesday, September 06, 2005
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Not quite done. We need to add some pics. The cushion for the bench is back-ordered until October and I'm sure there will soon be jackets hanging on the hooks. Chris loved the green walls and red set shown in the Pottery Barn catalog so that's what we ended up with. After some touch-ups, I'm a lot happier with the paint than I was on Saturday and Sunday. It's saybrook sage (HC-114). Here are the before and after pics:

Kelly • 10:21 PM • (2) Comments
Sunday, September 04, 2005
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This is the first time painting with Benjamin Moore paint. We got the washable, scrubbable, stain resistant matte paint for the mud room (between the dog slobber and the muddy paw prints, we thought it sounded like a good idea). Well, the further down in the can we got the darker the color got. The paint was mixed the day I used it. Never had this problem with any other brand I've used and this paint was expensive! Hopefully a second coat will fix the problem. Hopefully we have enough paint for a second coat. But so far, I'm not impressed. I liked how thick that paint was, but not liking this color variation we've got going on.

Kelly • 09:05 PM • (1) Comments
Saturday, September 03, 2005
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Kelly • 09:42 PM • (1) Comments
Monday, August 22, 2005
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I think they're done. They still need to get their stuff out of the driveway, but it sure looks finished to me. They'll be back in about a week to acid wash it, but it's finally done! I know we promised everyone a party once it was complete, so guess we'll have to start picking out a date.

Here are Chris and I on Sunday with an almost done patio behind us. (Photo courtesy my dad)

These are from this evening. From the front:

From the side:

From the back:

And a close up of the steps and some stone: Berkley says hi.

Kelly • 08:17 PM • (1) Comments
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
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It's been 2½ days since the last pictures we're taken. We have most of the patio down and they've started the walls.

Looks like they got all the side stone on the steps too.

Kelly • 06:31 PM • (0) Comments
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
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These were taken yesterday around noon. They're already working this morning. It's supposed to rain this afternoon, so that's going to slow progress.
Kelly • 08:54 AM • (1) Comments
Thursday, August 11, 2005
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Yup, the stone is still in the driveway. But there is a flock of birds in our neighbors back yard. We're wondering if they put down grass seed. Lots of birds.
Kelly • 06:57 PM • (2) Comments
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
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We got the rest of the materials for the patio delivered today.

Here's what our driveway looked like when we got home:

Hopefully they'll finish before the weekend. Chris' car is now trapped in the garage behind the sand. Good thing we drive to work together.

Kelly • 11:04 PM • (1) Comments
Friday, August 05, 2005
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The pictures aren't that great 'cause it just poured and is a little over cast. Plus I went to meet this guy after work so I got home late. Don't worry Chris, it's just Chris' friend who might have a job for me wink

Looking down our side yard:

From the side: Where the carvings along the edge are, that's where the seating wall will go.

From the back:

And finally a close up: Guess it doesn't have to be perfect when you've got stone going over top of it.

Kelly • 06:49 PM • (1) Comments
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I just got a call from Perfect Pavements saying we were scheduled to be poured at 11am. News to me, but cool! Guess we'll find out when I get home.
Kelly • 04:22 PM • (1) Comments
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
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Looks like we might be ready for concrete. They have the form made, the gravel down, and the re-bar (sp?) in.

They're really good with covering the area with plastic:

This is what it looks like underneath the plastic:

And the emergence of what appears to be steps:

Kelly • 10:42 PM • (1) Comments
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They started digging today. They didn't start the actual digging until 4:30 or so and it looks like it's going to be a lot of work. From the little they dug up there were a few bricks and some other construction debris (no wonder our yard is so uneven). Before they dug it out, they placed stakes around the perimeter and removed the grass. The rolled it up and put it aside. No pictures today since all you'd see is the area covered with a piece of plastic and a couple of wheelbarrows.

On a separate note, Cisco played fetch with the neighborhood kids this evening. They were all out front riding bikes and then the next thing I know they're all out back with us. They all wanted to throw the ball, so he got to play lots of fetch. He wouldn't drop the ball for any of them, which was probably a good thing since I was then able to hold his collar while they threw it to avoid him knocking anyone down. He also likes to give chase. When they run, he'll run along side them. Poor guy is really beat now. I had to promise the kids he would play with them again so I could get him inside.

Kelly • 12:24 AM • (1) Comments
Thursday, July 28, 2005
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They came this morning to lay out the patio. We'll call these the before pictures:

From the front of the house, you'll see a little bit of patio (this will have a 2 ft. high seating wall on it:

Here's a side view:

and a back view:

Oh and as you can see, they put the path in behind our house. The dogs like to bark at people who walk on the path hmmm

Kelly • 12:48 PM • (1) Comments
Saturday, July 23, 2005
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We're finally starting to hang some pictures. We used the set of frames we got as a wedding gift to display some our our wedding photos. It seems like a lot, but not many of them are really wedding-y.

Chris suggested adding a table under them. I'm loving this one from Pottery Barn:

Kelly • 06:18 PM • (2) Comments

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