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It's more than fitting, that our great work crew, be our first deck guests!

This Friday, our work crew worked doubly hard, if that's possible.  We had nice folks checking into the Suite, and everything had to be perfect.

This meant that the guys had to finish the last of the plastering down below, and had to clean all the huge tile patio, of all residual concrete, dust, dirt, sand, footprints, and paint. 

They also had to paint everything with two coats of bright white exterior latex.  And they had to add another coat of oil based chocolate stain to the new railing.

Alfredo, our foreman spent the morning sitting on the downstairs tile, chipping away at the fallen concrete with a metal spatula--and the last hour of the day, mopping and polishing the new tile on the new upstairs deck.  Just goes to show that he is a true "do the least glamorous job" type of leader!

When I was lining up this shot, I had five guys in it--all working like mad--but they moved...

  Our plans call for the guys to square up the area to the right of that ladder, and build a raised patio for the enjoyment of our guests in the downstairs suite.

 Here's a shot of Rox and Alfredo posing with the new, custom-made deck furniture...This was specially ordered from our favorite wicker shop in Montecristi...just east of Manta.

And finally, here are several shots of the guys who made it happen--enjoying a brew, where there was just a lot of air, four weeks ago...

  

 

   

 

  

This is the same shot without the bar-b-que...

If you scroll back through the previous five or six entries, you will see how nifty this finished deck looks, compared to the mayhem endemic with all construction projects...plus you will see a step-by-step photo essay of how to build your own deck!

We can't thank this great crew enough, for those many grueling, nine hour days...

 

 

Posted on Sat, June 2, 2012 at 03:57AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments7 Comments

Reader Comments (7)

Hi Bob and Rox, GREAT job, as usual!

You kept the traditional lines of the house...
Fantastic!!

Love, N and R

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRich and Nancy

Sheer perfection. Enjoy!

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

Absolutely gorgeous!

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandace Koontz

The deck looks awesome!

June 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren and Peter

Nice job guys! Love the wicker furniture. Looking forward to visiting in the suite this fall.

Roger and Suzanne

To all of you great folks who have encouraged us on this project--WE SAY THANKS MUCHO!!!
We thank you for your emails, and comments in person, also!

Bob & Roxanne

June 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

One of I dream of is to travel to different places like what is your doing.It is nice to know some culture and belief of different countries to know them better and understand the way they are living.

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing supplies

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