Walking around picking-up broken glass and nails is like my principle reason for life. The Quail Manor inherited A LOT of broken glass. It's everywhere. The VFF drop a lot of nails. They also put-in a lot of temporary bracing that generates a lot of bent nails when removed for permanent bracing. There are metal brackets that tie down the trusses on each end. Each bracket has like 10 nail holes. Seems the inspectors check that they are all filled in. Nails get dropped. If a nail from the yard ends-up in Haul "N" Otis' Bob Cat. It's a bad thing. If a nail gets dropped on our pristine colored concrete floor, and then get's stepped on, and takes a divot out of our pristine colored concrete floor. It will be a VERY BAD THING.
I pick-up a lot of glass and nails everyday. Used to be rocks. Glass and nails are easier...
Anyway, while on my rounds noticed the barrel cactus that used to be out front that was roughly transplanted back by Ann's dead tree and then promptly forgotten by me until Ann was down a couple of weeks ago and gave it some water. It has a bloom and several more on the way.
Now DnT have lots that look better than this, but this is a unique thing for the Quail Manor so I made a special trip up and took a picture.
Further, I noticed this other cactus of type cylindrical arms. It has a bloom too. Just one, but a pretty red. On this one, I know I will be brutalized by The Brain Trust, who are busy planning the planting of plants in October and beyond, for not knowing what it is. But I'm guessing they don't know how to use a Case statement in a piece of software. So there!
CtC and I made rounds today to look at the few lighting fixtures we need. We found fixtures locally that are actually price competitive with the Internet! Lovely. Also bumped into ceiling fans. I've been researching these for a while and know what we need and what it costs. They had exactly what we had been looking at. Again it was price competitive! Excellent.
They had one fan that I loved but did not select. One blade. A little nub opposite the blade that must be made of "A" Mountain rock (regular readers will know that "A" Mountain rock is technically Uranium, it has the same density). The one blade it does have is very aerodynamic looking. I got them to turn it on. Dead steady. And pushes a shocking amount of air. Very cool, but sadly will not be installed at the Quail Manor!
Here are today's pictures. Progress was subtle today. Focus was on the eaves and decking the roof. Eaves appear to be a bitch. Lots of hand framing hanging out over the side of the house. But they are looking seriously cool. Also took a couple of shots from DnT's looking up the hill. One from the car port and one from the back yard.