Well, just back from 3.5 days of porch-sitting, fine-dining, and getting ahead on semester reading. All this and three monsoon rains.
- Finn McCool's for Shepherd's Pie (oh yeah)
- Belgian Waffle Works for waffles :-)
- The Chef's Inn for Filet Mignon on Saturday night and back for brunch on Sunday morning
- Woody's Boathouse for the salad bar.
We had two downpours on Friday and another on Monday. Friday a 3-5 inch deep "river" was plummeting down the stairs and walkway around the side of the house.
Ann and I did some cluging and reduced the flow by probably 70% for the Sunday rain. Here's my water diversion placed near the top of the property:
Ann created a gutter midway and another water diversion near the bottom of the stairs (no pix...bummer).
There were also projects. Ann decided to search for the brick patio...
Before Ann's excavation:
After the excavation:
Finally, we were able to photograph the elusive quail living behind the house. It has only taken two years or so (those birds run fast).
All in all, a great weekend. More pictures here.
Tag(s): lake arrowhead
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