Monday, 20 October 2014
Gulf Waters RV Resort — Port Aransas, Texas
Temps: Hi 80F (27C) / LO 74F (23C) — Raining cATS & DOGS
The contractors wrapped up their part of the facelift in late September. Then it was time for Mui to get his hands dirty and put the finishing touches on the project. The daytime temperatures were still quite hot, and most days were humid, but with the heavy lifting out of the way, he managed to get his to-do list completed by the second week in October.
Sealing the storage space under the kitchen counter to keep it critter-free and dry.
plenty of room for a few plastic shelves and the propane tank for the grill.
The pipe is for the grey-water discharge from the sink; connects to the sewer line.
an ordinary cutting board gets customized as a sink cover.
Adding esperanzas to the landscaping near the ‘TV room’ — for color and privacy.
The area around the tree and the esperanzas is going to be one big planting bed.
Some succulents for variety.
The driftwood — we’re collecting from the beach ;-)
MBZ gets in on the landscaping action, pruning the esperanzas
to help the roots get established more quickly.
The first of the solar lights gets installed.
Time to get the mortar up on the backsplash of the patio kitchen.
The yellow-stuff in the holes is self-expanding foam — used to plug
the holes and prevent the mortar from oozing out the back of the wall.
With the design for the accent tiles drawn on the mortar, the individual pieces go up
and are taped in place with duct tape — the only thing that worked on the mortar.
Thanks MBZ for finding the perfect talavera tile that served as our inspiration.
With the construction glue adhering the tiles to the backsplash dry, the duct tape is removed,
the tiles are covered with masking tape, and the second layer of mortar is applied.
Cleaning up the mortar and painting the backsplash is the last step.
A fresh coat of paint brightens the shed.
The reveal of Site 408 comes next.