Wednesday we celebrated. The Casita Remodel Project is DONE, but not quite.
Nevertheless, we broke open a bottle of the finest $5 champagne and toasted the completion. We added a few crackers, a piece of cheese and some artichoke dip that Sharon DelRosario had left with us. Sharon's a great source of dip recipes, having also brought us a fine guacamole just recently.
But that's not what you want to see and hear.
The Casita Project is virtually finished! Here's what it looks like, inside and out. First, outside:
And this shows how the casita looks along with our trailer and the rest of the yard:
The doorside flowers came from Ken and Debbie next door, actually as a 50th anniversary gift, because they won't be here to celebrate with us in August.
Inside we have our two desk areas, new venetian blinds, the old desk chairs, and some nice bookshelves.
On this side is the entertainment center,
and over here is the "piano bar."
Salomon and his son-in-law Paco worked two months on this project, and it shows. They even finished and carpeted the inside of the storage room! To get just a glimpse of their work, as well as some we had done earlier, take a look at our Picasa Web Album, 2010 Casita Remodel.
In our subject line we wrote "It's Finally Finished - Almost!" The "almost" part is the same "almost" as a lot of our projects. There is always some little thing that needs to be done. We hung a lot of pictures, then found we have another triple frame. Now we have to select three pictures to display, and then figure out where to hang the frame.
We have some plaques from pre-retirement days; they need to have a home. The back window faces south and is a source of glare at our desks. We will place some glare control film on that window. There is also some outside work to do, such as rebuilding a low wall that the guys had to take down to do our patio paving.
But by and large, it's finished, and we wanted you to see it before we mess it up too badly!
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