Posts Tagged: patio

Nothing says cleaning like party!

It’s birthday BBQ prep week, so most of the posts will likely be self-absorbed ramblings of little interest to anyone (and that’s different from other weeks, how?).  On the plus side, I’m pretty busy, so they should all be short. One of the most important tasks in preparing to host 20-25 people inside and outside… Read more »

Leaf me alone!

I swept “The Slab” today.  And the day before.  Also, the day before the day before.  And I don’t need to continue since you see the pattern. First things first.  “The Slab”.  This is my loving appellation for the concrete square in front of my house (but behind a tall wooden fence).  If it was… Read more »

Cleaned out is cleaned up

We’re back after a holiday-induced break.  Today’s topic wraps up the end of October nicely and brings us smack into the stretch run for the year. Today marks the first day the house is finally “clean” since my return from the Grand Road Trip.  I use the quote marks around clean because the nasty stuff… Read more »

Prepare for the worst

The excitement and anticipation of my upcoming road trip to Washington D.C. and various places in between is increasing steadily as the time draws nearer to departure.  Of course, this also means going through the extra preparations that are only required by the confluence of an extended stay away from home during the peak of… Read more »

Screening process

When we hit these mid-summer months in South Florida, we are faced with a dilemma of decision.  The onset of hurricane season often brings about an unwanted, but necessary undercurrent of caution.  What if this is the year we get walloped?  I suppose this condition could exist all throughout the Gulf and Gold Coast states,… Read more »

A great day off

A “pretty” day really isn’t a good time for a day off.  Really, the best day for a great day off is one like I’ve had today, a day that begins and ends and even in the middle has rain. Not a torrential, wind-blasting, get-off-the-patio rain.  Just a straightforward, steady and committed rain.  Toss in… Read more »