Monday, November 29, 2021

Relaxing Pups

Stella LOVES relaxing on Mary & Google's backyard deck.

Google is teaching Stella to love pillows.


Google loves his "I like naps" Snoopy blanket.

Afternoon latte

Graffiti Limo

Fancy graffiti limo parked near Publix.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fireplace Mesmerization

Stella is always mesmerized by fireplaces. It doesn't matter if it's Mary's real fireplace or our new electric fireplace.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Flood & Stucco

When I got to my house this morning, there was a huge flood in the front/side yard. The county came & determined there was a broken sprinkler pipe. 

Since the new stucco was going up today, they had to wheel everything around the other side of the house, where there was no flooding.

New windows


Mixing up the stucco.

Broken sprinkler pipe 

Luckily, the sprinkler guys came to fix the break.


Old & new stucco (before paint).

It was a very messy day!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Master Bath Window Install

Barry preps for the master bath window install.

 This is the big one for over the tub.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Exterior Wall Repair & Glass Block Window Removal

Looking into the master bathroom from outside the house. Yikes!

First, Barry worked on the outside.


Awaiting install ...
Andrew & Barry remove the big glass block window in the master bathroom.

Nice light on the saw horse.

Barry replaced the framing & insulation in the damaged wall.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Stucco Removal

Due to interior wall damage from a long time leak, the exterior wall on one side of the house needed new stucco.

First, all of the old stucco needed to be removed.

They also had to remove the patio screening.

It was very dusty!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bee Rescue!

Today I had a fascinating experience with bee expert Bo Sterk. For the past several years, I’ve noticed hundreds of honey bees congregating under my electric meter in October & November (click for 2019 pic). This year I decided it was time to do something about it. I didn’t want to call an exterminator, I wanted to rescue & relocate them.

First Bo stuck a camera in the wall to check for a hive.

Then he drilled a hole in the wall & put a stick in to check for honey. Yum!

When he cut a hole in the wall, the hive was exposed. It was huge! Probably over 25,000 bees!


Bo vacuumed the bees into a bee box with a special low pressure vacuum.


Bo stung himself so he could show me the finer points of a bee sting. Crazy!

I got some fresh honey. It’s fab!

Bo sent me this awesome pic he shot of the queen after he relocated the hive.