Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Awakening

We had a lovely spring adventure this weekend.

The hills are alive...

The hills are alive…

And with work ramping up at the house again – new patios, seismic retrofits, yada yada – it was perfectly timed to provide a little escape from the need to clean up messes, oversee contractors, hover, ask too many questions… You get the point.

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Ta Da

After a long weekend of yardwork, we give you… … …

…our fully finished new back patio, and restored backyard (no more broken sprinklers, broken deck, broken water lines, overgrown mulch beds, dead grass because three large Tongans shlepping several tons of stone had overtaken it, yada yada…)!

From the top of the steps...

From the top of the steps…

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Front and Back

3675 is officially the home definition of a mullet – business in front and party in the back!

Our new bi-level flagstone patio is finished. AND IT’S AMAZING. But it’s too messy back there to share right now; we need to clean up things like sprinkler heads that fell victim to the Tongans slinging stone and weeds that grew while we looked away (we’ll tackle it all this weekend right before we sit down and crack a few cold ones by our new firepit).

In the meantime, here are a few pics of the business part of our property. I’ve kept the front yard looking extra glorious while the back yard’s been under transformation into a dream playground. For the first time ever, all dozen of my rose bushes are blooming in glorious union. Blush pink, blood red, hybrid, floribunda, orange – just too much beautiful business.

Enjoy my handiwork for now, and come party in the back soon…

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Stone Start

It’s day one of OPERATION: NEW PATIO (the next phase of OPERATION: NEW BACKYARD)!

Sam oversees Mesui Concrete + Asphalt.

Sam oversees Mesui Concrete + Asphalt.

I’ve never been so happy in my whole life to come home to a giant f#@%ing mess as I was today. Why? Because our double-decker flagstone patio was the worst. THE WORST, I tell you, flagstone patio in existence. Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

In the middle of a super-stressful couple of weeks, it’s days like these that remind me how good life is…

Best puppy buds on a Sunday hike along Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Best puppy buds on a Sunday hike along Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

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