We are almost ready for our return drive to Wisconsin. The landscaping is complete and Sandy has been doing some of the room decorating, we have completed everything we intended to do plus more during the past month. We have also been getting to know some of the people living in the community; we have attended a couple “puppy pool parties” with the group from the dog park and Sandy was invited to the ladies luncheon by a couple of our neighbors. We have also gotten to know a few people who are regulars at the lap pool and workout room; when we return in October more organized activities will start as people arrive for the winter.
Before the curbing people returned, the landscapers removed the first curbing, dug down to the proper grade and clearly marked what they wanted.
The new curbing went in pretty fast.
A little hand work was needed to finish the job.
The next day the artificial grass arrived. They started with some fine stone, wet it, and compacted it.
The pieces of artificial grass were sewn together.
After some TLC the end product looks great.
KoKo approved but still insists on her trips to the dog park.
While the pet grass was going in out back, cabinets were being installed in the garage. This is Andy, his real job is teaching history to 10th and 11th graders, it was hot and he said he would rather be in school.
The finished product looks good, John says he has seen RVs with less room inside than this cabinet.
John also got new cabinets for the small workshop area.
Sandy has made a few trips to The Home Store with one of her new friends to start decorating the house. This was something we thought could wait until fall but we had the time to get started. John has been busy this week putting up wall hangings and helping arrange the other items on the cabinets and floor, the results are a definite improvement.
Outside, the walls have been painted to match the house so the landscaping process (and dust), is complete.
The wall hangings are actually the same size, the wide angle lens distorts the image a little. The area rug adds some color to the room.
The kitchen may need another item or two.
A centerpiece for the table and a large piece for the corner add to this area.
A large mirror for the foyer.
Another area rug, a basket and vase for the floor, some wall hangings from the old house and a new wall hanging make the den cozy but we need another chair.
A leather covered bench (under the window), the chairs (remembrances from Sandy’s mother and father), …
and some new wall hangings add to the master bedroom.
We have enjoyed the past month here but it will be nice to get back to the mothership and close out the summer at Rainbows End. There are some appointments we have to make and friends to call so we will be busy but will enjoy seeing everyone again. While we are gone a neighbor will be watching the house until we return.