|one of the Inspiration picture|
I apologize for the lack of posts this summer. May has been a busy month with too much going on from business and social events to cars shows and natural disasters.
Some good things happened and some not so good. My 1976 Mercedes 450SL won the best in it’s class on the annual Mercedes/Jaguar Concours d Elegance, here in May. I got some good news on my health front and got some property damage, courtesy mother nature. However I am hopeful will be more regular on the blog front now.
2 years back one afternoon it rained at the rate of 3 inches an hour, followed by flood from the adjacent golf course that took most of our landscaping in the backyard. The bushes and plants the raised beds all washed away.
Since then we have been thinking what to do. Finally we decided to extend the patio, add a wood burning pizza oven a privacy fence to make a courtyard kind of feel. The project started in the end of April and is still going on because the general contractor has too many projects on his hands and delays caused by weather. Last week’s hailstorm and windstorm have put further brakes as we have roof damage caused by hail, wind and a fallen tree.
So far we have gone through this:
|Unfortunately a tree had to go to keep everything centered|
|Form for the extension of the concrete patio|
|After the concrete is poured|
|6x6 posts were fixed in concrete for the 10ft tall custom fence|
|Pizza oven is finished by the masonry crew|
|Small fire just to check everything works, fence is up trees |
are trimmed bringing in more light and sun
|Wind and hail storm, tree split and damaged the roof|
|Oven is painted, stain on the fence in progress|
|The oven will get antiqued finish and an antiqued copper cap|
|For the sake of fun painted my family coat of arms on the front|
it is a work in progress
Stain on the fence will be finished today (hopefully), then concrete will get acid stain and the plants and honey suckle wines will go in along with other final touches. Heavy digging equipment has damaged the grass that will need some attention too along with some plants and bushes that got killed or damaged.
Will keep you posted on the progress.