Sunday, January 16, 2011

December Project 2010 Americus Garden Inn Continues

Our special coffee blend is now available online at Cafe Campesino. We came up with a blend of French Roast Nicaragua, Viennese Roast Peru and Full City Roast Mexico to create a full bodied cup of coffee with intense flavor without intense bitterness. Ten percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Sumter Historic Trust Revolving Fund which helps protect and preserve our community's historic treasures.
Although the beginning of this week brought the challenges of ice and freezing temperatures, the porch thermometer is reading 62 degrees right now. The oakleaf hydrangea adds a little color to the rather bleak landscape.The December (January) project continues. When the work crew left yesterday around 4:00pm, the moon was shining in the sky.
Here's the recap of the last few days of work on the house. They came after lunch on Thursday and started on the siding of the living room.
Two hours later, this is all that was done.
Friday, there was a little more of a work groove going on.
Kim was also working outside, scraping the window trim outside of the Veranda Suite.
When the workers left Friday, this is what they had finished.
Since we had no guests Friday night, Kim asked if the workers would work on Saturday so that we could move this project along. Three men came to work. They were not able to move the scaffolding, so, they worked on the corner of the Jacuzzi Suite wall and the upstairs front porch.
You can see that some of the siding of the exterior of the porch has been removed. Remember, you can click on the photos for a larger view.
Kim finished scraping the window trim.
Safety is a priority when the men are working on the second story.
By the end of the day, you can see some progress.
The porch has been stripped and is wrapped in Tyvek.
That wraps up where we are as of today. The project is moving slower than expected due to the weather and we are very anxious for completion. I keep reminding myself that "patience is a virtue" and "good things come to those who wait". The house will look gorgeous when we are done.

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