Monday, June 21, 2010

Father and Son

The backyard remodel is taking shape with the help of son Brian who drove down from Northern California to spend a couple of weeks helping out.

Here they are preparing forms to pour aggregate cement pads for the hardscaping.

Although I hardly think of him as 'old' I do love this picture.

We were able to christen the veranda with a new table and our first outdoor meal. We had to drag dining room chairs around the table to do it, but it's a start. I'll be off to look for chairs today!

And in more bead related content, I attended Margie Deeb's lecture at the Bead Society of San Diego meeting on Saturday. I was thrilled to see so many familiar faces. The lecture was excellent. Although I have all of Margie's books and subscribed to her spring and fall color trend reports, hearing her speak gave me an even better understanding of the material.

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Margie in the afternoon and I will bring you the full report with pictures soon.


kate mckinnon said...

I love his Old Guys Rule shirt too. Even if he isn't actually old.

How exciting that the work is beginning! I look forward to seeing it in December.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Hopefully in December it will be fully done with thriving plants, fountain and hot tub, we'll the meantime the veranda is excellent. And the new table, 15 12 inch tiles in the top which can be changed on a whim, that is going to be huge fun! Color splash!

SuzyQ said...

I can't wait to see what it looks like!!!