Thursday, January 30, 2020

Another year older

Salinas, CA

We finally have a backyard!

We hired a terrific landscaper who
took my basic design,
and got it done in less than a week!

Things were a mess for awhile.
His crew put in the border for the flowerbeds,
then brought in some nice topsoil for the grass areas.

He had us buy all the plants,
then they planted them..

We bought a mandarin orange tree to
go along with my Mom's lemon tree.

Finally they brought the sod in and got it all rolled out..

The finished product!
Took some shots from the upstairs windows..

The landscaper put in two garden boxes
where we will plant some veggies when it gets warmer.

Mom bought us some patio furniture for my birthday.
It should be delivered any day now :)

Speaking of my birthday..
we had a nice celebration with Greg & Connie
at a great restaurant up in Morgan Hill.

They even surprised me with a yummy cake :-)

Getting older isn't so bad!

Thursday, January 9, 2020


Salinas, CA

Lots of progress since our last post at the beginning of December.

We are all 3 moved in and settled.
George and I are learning to get into some routines
and learning Mom's habits and what she needs as well.
It's a period of adjustment for sure,
but it will all work out eventually.

Christmas was nice with our traditional Chinese food for Christmas Eve,
and Adam and Jen had the 3 of us over for Christmas dinner.

Cooper got a few toys to play with,
he's torn up a few already.

George hung the barn door in our bedroom,
it turned out great!

Mom and I took a ride over to Pacific Grove
to check out the ocean one day.
The waves were crashing!

It's been a process,
but we finally have our patio poured!

The next step will be to get a landscaper over to put 
a bit of grass in, flowerbeds,
and a garden area.
Cooper can't wait to have some space to run free!
We'll be happy to have a nice backyard to 
set up and use the new Traeger.