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House update: landscaping almost finished [Apr. 25th, 2004|01:10 pm]
The landscaping in the front is almost finished. All of the plants are in place. Gravel has been put down to the left of the driveway and in the courtyard. The water mat has been laid over most of the rest of the front yard and some larger rocks are there. Gravel still needs to be spread over the front.

Inside, touch-up continues. Most of the tiles for the backsplash are in place. The grout hasn't been started yet. Places on the walls that were sealed after being dented have been sanded smooth and textured. I'm particularly pleased with the part in the study that was such a mess last week.

I'm leaving for a conference in a little over three hours, so I don't have much time to link them all in, but I've uploaded a couple dozen pictures that I took today and Friday. I would appreciate help identifying the plants they've put down. I'm not terribly good at that part yet.

Twelve days until closing.

[User Picture]From: raira
2004-04-25 04:01 pm (UTC)
I had a dream last night that I visited you and Cat. Whee.

The house looks great. Don't ask me about the plants though, I'm woefully ignorant.
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2004-04-25 09:49 pm (UTC)
So when is it going to come true? Before or after we have to haul ourselves out to deal with the diddly snikes [1]?

[1] Translation: Old Usenet joke from rec.humor.oracle.d -- Aussies phonetically posting how they said "Deadly snakes".
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[User Picture]From: raira
2004-04-26 04:08 am (UTC)
By the way, I distinctly remember you looked lovely in my dream. :)

I wish I could come visit. I woke up really wishing I could go, you know? But eh, life is pretty hectic right here atm, and financially, it's a terrible time.

Mind you, with you closing on your house, I bet it's not a good time for you either.

Next time I speak with you, get me to say "Deadly Snakes" so you can tell if that's how I talk.

They say I have an accent. I can't hear it. :)
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[User Picture]From: tyee
2004-04-26 12:18 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the nursery was given a list of plants to bring and install; you should see if they will fax/email/etc. you a copy.
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2004-04-26 09:31 pm (UTC)
Actually not; it was basically luck of the draw. Our lease states so many plants of so many sizes, and that's what they bring. The only plant I've seen which seems to have been put in every lot was the one with reddish leaves. I plan on finding out what some of our neighbors got and replacing some of our plants with those.

On the other hand, the landscapers may have kept records of what they brought, so since I have their number I'll try to call and see if they know.
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