Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010: Another Honored Visitor!

Mark came by to check out the house on our way to CPK...

(...and no, this is NOT the light fixture for the guest bathroom, any more than the hole in the floor is the final toilet fixture!)

btw, if you have plans Sunday night... cancel them! Come instead to the Hawaii to Haiti Documentary Premiere, 7 pm, Kahala Resource Center (the old Tower Records site). We would love to have you join us!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 28, 2010: Visitor!

Nothing going on at the house today, but Fauzi came by to see how things were going.

And I liked the pattern the sun was casting on the lanai... so I blew it up!

No photos tomorrow, and probably none till Saturday (unless something surprising happens Friday!).

Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010: More Grouting!

Thought this was going to be a quiet day, but Buster and Herb managed to get some time off from their other work, so they came by to continue grouting the walls.

Here are the updated house views that I promised to post:

Side of the house:

Front of the house:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26, 2010: Grouting the Tile

Buster and Herb began grouting the master bathroom wall using epoxy grout.

Eric and Roger closed off the remaining pukas between the old and new house. The next step will be cutting the passage between the two houses... **sigh**... that is, when he gets to come back again.

And Mike the landscaper came by to discuss how we want to dress up the yard.

No workers tomorrow, but since I am ALL CAUGHT UP (!), I'm going to just take photos of the house from the different angles to see how things are shaping up.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 25, 2010: Tree Trimming

Had early morning visitors, fresh from the KCC Farmers' Market. Norman enjoyed his first visit so much that he decided to bring his beautiful bride, Karen, by to see how the house was progressing. Karen is also our fabulous accountant.

After playing host, I enjoyed the rest of the morning helping Mr. Ishikawa and his son, Kevin, trim the tangerine tree which was trying to stretch over and play tag with our eaves. It's a much better behaved tree now!

If you look in the background of the third photo, you might notice two tall papaya trees. Just below them is an African tulip tree whose seed was apparently deposited by a wayward bird some months back. In that short time the tree has grown above the roof of our carport. Since it has the potential to reach 70-80 feet and shed, shed, shed, both Mr. Ishikawa and I thought it was time for that "little" guy to come down, so after lunch they grabbed the chain saw, and we all said bye-bye to poor Mr. Tulip tree. However, I just learned what the seeds look like...

I have been seeing these little guys for days all over my yard... looks like I'll be cutting down a few more soon!

More visitors! Wally and Corinne came by, picking us up for a double date to see 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity. Good documentary, by the way. Should become a must-see for all high school history classes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24, 2010: Stair Rails & Rainbows

Darrin, who has had an amazingly hectic week, finally got to come back and work on the house on Friday. He completed the lanai step rails and started the frame for the back step rails.

Had the privilege of working at the office today, and on the way home I was doubly blessed with a double rainbow framing our little house! (You have to look hard to see the second one.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 23, 2010: Appliance Delivery

Received our appliances today, orchestrated by Theresa from John Cook Kitchens...

First were the range top, hood, and blower.

Then came the refrigerator, oven/microwave/warmer, and dishwasher.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010: Bye-bye, Rolloff!

We finally get to say aloha to the second rolloff! Now we can see the whole house again! Thanks, George, for taking it away.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 20, 2010: **Sigh**

**Sigh**... Week 2 of 6 of Eric's new job... so we only see him on Sundays... **sigh**

There will be little things happening this week, though, so I'll try to make even that interesting.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 19, 2010: Bathroom Floor Tile

Buster and Herb finished setting the tile in the guest bathroom.

Grouting next weekend.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 18, 2010: More Electrical

Buster and Herb set the tile in the guest shower.

Cullen, Bobo and Ian finished putting up all the available light fixtures (still waiting for some from the mainland).

And as a matter of course, the doctor makes his own adjustments!