Holy Mackerel… What a storm this has been, Quincho Project followers. When we last left you, we had tarped the entire backyard so that the Granite Man could install our beautiful granite counters and the color coat for the stucco could follow in drier conditions. It worked perfectly for the granite and the night after the counter tops were installed as huge rainstorm with high winds hit and blew that tarp all over the place. Since it was covering the arbor, giant pockets of rain water collected in the tarp creating big water balloon-like bubbles. I sliced these open to let the water out. Stucco arrived the next day and decided to hold off due to the wetness of the columns and the counters (you can’t put a stucco color coat on a wet stucco base).
We we got a brief respite and the stucco guys covered the arbor again with the tarp and completed the color coat, sealing the whole inside so no water could get in. I haven’t even seen it yet! They will come back tomorrow when we expect about a week of dry weather, remove the tarp and touch up the stucco color where needed. I will be sure to take lots of pictures then!
By this Friday, the gate guy (the flake) has promised to be done with the remote driveway iron gate installation. I haven’t seen him all week and its now Wednesday – so if he doesn’t show up by Friday he’s fired and we will get someone else. He’s had 5k of my money as a down payment since mid summer that we will have to wrangle back so I hope he comes through.
On Monday, the brick mason will come back 1 final time to install all the appliances including my beloved grill (parrilla). The landscaper will also return and install the lawn and all the lighting – which I am particularly excited about.