In Green Valley
Bit out of date, but in April when we were in Green Valley, I took some
pictures of Sandy's new house (to be). Here is the entrance, with
Sandy peaking around
and Amelia in the foreground on April 22. Just a few days later, on May 1,
we see Sandy looking out the back from the
living area to
the patio. The
front entrance is
slightly, but not appreciably, advanced. It looks like we will have to wait
until December to see more pictures along this line, but they are coming!
These are a little out of date, too, but .... We have given the master bath
a new look. Here is a shot of the area which had the old vanity (should have
had a picture of it), but now shows
old plumbing and new
wiring, while this one shows the
old shower enclosure, all
with old paint scheme (white all over). Here we see the new
vanity and the new color
scheme (not white), and the new
curved shower curtain
rod, which greatly improves access to the shower/tub. All hardware
(almost) is satin-nickel finish. One of the other "hidden" improvements
is the "almost instant"
recirculation pump. It uses the cold water line as the return line. A motion
sensor (can be seen on the wall with a plastic bag over it in the first "old"
picture) turns on the pump (bottom of the current picture, resting on foam
padding block). Water from the hot water line on the right is pumped into
the cold water line on the left until the temperature reaches 95 degrees,
whereupon the pump shuts off with a positive shutoff valve between the two
lines. It works well, and was obtained from
Metlund D'Mand Systems. I also have a push button switch in the
adjacent bathroom which will start the pump.
I finally got around to putting a lintel over our
garden gate. Now,
if Amelia goes away for a long enough time, I'll ge able to get the
motto up - Belly Acres.