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July 31, 2015

Big Pink Lantern

Many evenings, the setting sun catches the side of "Big Pink" (a tall building downtown) and it glows like it is on fire.

July 22, 2015

First Plantings

Lisa is hard at work, changing a construction site into something beautiful. 

July 16, 2015

Driveway & Sidewalk

Behold the new sidewalk and drive apron
And suddenly the dumpster is gone, safety barriers have come down, and we have completed paving. 
We parked in the driveway last night - it has been a long time coming.

July 10, 2015

Steel Planter Boxes

Welded some steel together today to make some planters for the front approach.

July 08, 2015

Heat Wave Report

Didn't take long before our non-air-conditioned house was put to the test.

Broke Something

Oops.  Look what I did.

July 06, 2015

The Longest Yard

Despite all my efforts, I can't seem to get these last few major items finished.

July 02, 2015

New (Partial) Driveway

The larger part of the driveway is poured. 

Now we just have to wait another week or more to get the remainder - the curb cut and approach.

Concrete work looks very nice, but of course, no progress can be made on this project without some destruction.

In this case it was the concrete truck driving over the neighbor's water meter vault and crushing it, with possible damage to the piping.