Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hurry Up and Wait!

We've been very busy, but today was spent waiting at home for the builder's customer service rep, our landscaper, and the G.E. repairman.  Yes, our appliances are all brand new and the dishwasher was very stubborn.  We'd turn it on at night and wake up the next morning to a load of dirty dishes.  The repairman said the computer had been fritzed by lightning, but I don't remember my hair standing on end.

While waiting, I edited some photos from a shopping trip yesterday.  I didn't buy anything, but saw some really cool stuff!

An angel with lipstick.

A tempting little Mexican bench.

A beautiful old piece of Talavera for a very hefty sum.

A very prickly pear.

Ornate doors.

Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe.
A smoking corpse.

And a variegated agave.  I wanted one of these in my backyard, but the landscaper said the grubs will eat it alive.

Which reminds me, we keep getting locusts in our backyard.  There's nothing for it to eat but us!

The good news is -- we are making progress!  Our landscaper came today to mark off our yard for paver patios and sidewalks.  Home Depot dropped a load of concrete blocks for stucco walls, and we now have a front loader and pile of sand in the front yard.  Better than an outhouse!  By the end of this month, we will no longer be people of the dirt.  I'm guessing we should also have window coverings by the end of the month and will no longer be living behind paper shades.

Last week we had doctors' appointments in Phoenix and Craig got a clean bill of health at his 9 month checkup!  I found barstools, two lamps, and ordered two living chairs in one fell swoop without moving the car.  Same strip mall!   Craig said we should go buy a lottery ticket because it was definitely our lucky day!

Stay tuned!  Can't wait to be sitting on a regular patio enjoying the view.  Ahhhhhh.

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