I am happy to report that I am typing this update from my little office behind the kitchen at our home in Portland - and am even happier to report that DT is home as well. I spent the morning cleaning our dirty RV from top to bottom and then drove the Honda home - stopping at the grocer to refill our larder for the holiday. Dave worked until about five o'clock and then also drove two hours north and we enjoyed a lovely home-cooked meal together - the first in quite a very long while!
After dinner Dave brought out the calendar and an atlas. We looked over our options. We are going on a RV vacation next week!
Try to contain your excitement.
It has been far too long since an update on our casita construction in Indio (Lot 322 in the Motorcoach Country Club that we purchased in April 2011) has been posted on this website. So sorry. Our contractor, Arnold Castro, sends photos constantly, but I have neglected to post them in favor of news of runners, hammer throwers or Baby Leo. I think the photos have been seen by my girlfriends as they have arrived to my cell phone during the races, but DT has yet to see the updates.
Won't he be surprised!
I love Arnold. He loves spending our money!
The door to the casita will be stained dark to match the kitchen cabinets that are being built this week. A pretty slab of granite will cover the kitchen peninsula and the TV/fireplace area. Arnold will choose the wall paint color. I would never be able to decide and Arnold has much better taste/style. I received this very busy photo this afternoon. It was 102 degrees in Indio, California today! The tile roof has been installed - beautiful! The cement team is making a border of concrete around the edge of the area to be covered with paving stones. Looks like the ceiling is being plastered.
In my spare time, I am going to start looking for furniture to fill the living/dining areas of the pavilion... right after I get full-time into wedding-planning mode. October 6th is creeping up F-A-S-T!
DT and I send HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY wishes to you all! We hope your picnics are fun, safe and filled with fabulous foods. We hope your tables are filled with the faces of those you love.
I will not be posting tomorrow, but will be cooking up a storm - grilling chicken, making potato salad, corn on the cob, home-made vanilla ice cream with fresh berries... probably the same thing millions of Americans are preparing tomorrow. Have a great holiday!
Happy Birthday, America!
Until my next update, I remain, your Portland correspondent.