Really just buttoning things up at this point - soooooo close to being done I can almost taste the pizza. Actually, as I type this, first pizza is about....two hours away! Very exciting for sure. Some friends and family will be coming over, I've promised nothing in the way of edible food, so hopefully I'll at least beat those expectations. The weather is just amazing - 70's to 80's in November, so I'm typing this from the hammock (photo below) in the yard with the dog on my side. Not too bad for late fall. On with the pics!
The hammock from which I write this. Nice and comfortable, and a gift from my wife as well.
The firepit got hooked up this week by the plumber. My wife asked for everyone to pool money together for her birthday to get this super swanky outdoor sectional sofa. Two pieces were damaged in shipping, so we'll be getting another end chair, and also a free standing chair to go opposite the couch. Marshmellows have already been roasted - good stuff.
The patio is in one of the lowest parts of the property, and so drainage is an issue when it comes to sinks and such. Rather than spend ~$5k to tie a waste line into the sewer, we just went with this free standing basin and some hose bibs for hot and cold water. When the basin fills up, I take it to the side of the yard and dump it out. Cheap and easy.
The stucco is finished and painted. The grill and side burner have been hooked up and work. I spent about 4 hours removing the protective plastic film from the grill - I'd like to find the person who put that stuff on there....and uh....well let's just leave it at that. Alex the carpenter assembled the table he made today, and I'm quite happy with how it came out. Just a few more things to button up and the whole project will be done. The lighting will go in this week, and then it's just down to tiny little details on such. I'll be very, very happy to be done! Time to light a fire in that oven and cook some pizza!