So, let's get started.
|Noel Just Having Way Too Much Fun|
What you see here was just the start. That's only a few feet out of a new roll of TP. She managed to unroll the whole thing, then went running with mouthfuls of the stuff into the bedroom and on into the living room.
All that is when she didn't have Bella's tail to wrestle with, or any of the other dogs, or Nelson to harass so much that he comes up to me, tucks his head into my shoulder and meows plaintively, "please Dad, make her stop. I can't take it any more."
|Diamond Brite Arrives on Scene|
Incidentally, I think Bani, although he's a plumber and an electrician, also has a strong back. He unloaded all of that by himself, except at the very end. Carlos, our caretaker helped him stack the bags onto the pallets.
|It's Supposed to Suck|
You've got to prime the pump, you must have faith and believeYou've got to give of yourself 'fore you're worthy to receive
- Desert Pete, by the Kingston Trio
Priming the pump can be a challenge. They finally got it going. It still took most of the day to finally get the bottom of the pool free of water, well, enough that the plastering process will be able to move ahead.
|Getting Crowded in the Spa|
|Screen Doors Being Installed|
|A Quick Scrub-Down of the Pool|
|Doors Going In|
|What They Look Like Installed|
|Diamond Brite Being Applied|
|Stairs and Walls Being Done|
The guys have started doing the major wall portions already as well.
|Ensuring A Good Fit|
|Welder's Hinges, An Example|
They're available at the Chinese hardware store on San Andres Road. Carlos says that welder's generally don't like to use them because they cut down on repeat business of replacing broken or rust-frozen hinges.
|Circular Stair With Treads|
|Bani, Hooking It All Up|
I've been very impressed with the way he's organized the pump house. Everything has easy access and there's plenty of room to maneuver in the room.