S O D is O M G

S O D   is   O M G

I can't tell you how satisfying it is to watch this SOD process unfold, rather unroll.

Of all the gazillion details, this one is definitely in the 'immediate gratification' category. But there are so many more, all happening at the same time. Come on, check it all out.

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Drum roll. The sod is in. I tried to make a stop-motion video of it being installed because I am so giddy about it. But it didn't work. So you'll have to just enjoy this photo.

This is a happy picture because it's the top soil and the sod, just after delivery.

 

 

Exterior

 Look at the bottom left corner. The first coat of stucco is going on, with paint mixed in! WooHoo.

Look at the bottom left corner. The first coat of stucco is going on, with paint mixed in! WooHoo.

 And here's the front. 

And here's the front. 

Landscape

 Here's my garden vine wall meeting some of its new friends!

Here's my garden vine wall meeting some of its new friends!

 Posts for the pergola. It looks small but those beams are 10 ft apart. A nice space for an 8 ft outdoor dining table. We are going to do a cantilevered roof on the pergola. More to come.

Posts for the pergola. It looks small but those beams are 10 ft apart. A nice space for an 8 ft outdoor dining table. We are going to do a cantilevered roof on the pergola. More to come.

Kitchen backsplash

 Above you'll see the two tiles laid out and ready to be installed. And, here is the backsplash laid in. The marble tile has been grouted with Oyster Gray grout. We'll grout the Heath tile tomorrow with the same grout. It just needs to set overnight.

Above you'll see the two tiles laid out and ready to be installed. And, here is the backsplash laid in. The marble tile has been grouted with Oyster Gray grout. We'll grout the Heath tile tomorrow with the same grout. It just needs to set overnight.

Stairs

 Look at the top of the stairs and you'll see the Top Newels. Lance just customized these to fit into the stair and hardwood floor. From here the ballusters and railing will be installed.

Look at the top of the stairs and you'll see the Top Newels. Lance just customized these to fit into the stair and hardwood floor. From here the ballusters and railing will be installed.

Here's what's happening in our world, even as we speak

Kitchen backsplash tile (this morning)

Stairs balusters and handrail - install and paint

Finish interior trim 

Finish interior paint (still tons to do)

Final coat of Stucco (with paint)

Landscape: Plants and trees have been purchased. Awaiting delivery early next week : )

Build Pergola in backyard

Purchase fabric and order seat cushions for kitchen and master bedroom

Work on Antique Mirror for bar

Schedule stager

Buy house numbers (that's a fun one!)

What am I forgetting?

 

Disaster of the Week

None so far. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

 

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Stayed tuned for next week.