Papa’s World – In with the new – outside with the old!

Good day everyone – welcome to Papa’s World – no politics – only fun – family – friends and good thoughts!

“I ordered a new rug for the lanai,” said my wife!

You see – we just had it inclosed as you can see in my previous blogs.

And – true to our concept of BEACH THEME – she nailed it!

It is so bright and fun to be in and sit looking out at the green yard and palm tree and treeline!
Looking at the lawn – solo fire pit and the new palm tree – one of two and the protected forest behind us.

So now with the new rug, we decided to move the waterproof mat outside on the open patio!

For the time being, it will be out here – and will be centered – our thoughts are to buy some used wicker chairs – paint them a bright color and make a little sitting area along with the two high seats for the solo stove and have room for guests to visit!
View from the fire solo stove back to the lanai and rocks instead of mulch.

We are slowly getting it all in place – landscaping and such.

We are holding off on painting inside until after the one-year warranty.

Now we are experimenting with flowers and how they react to the warm summer weather.

The lawn is looking really good as I have fertilized it myself.

When we sold the last home – we sold all my outdoor lawn devices –

keeping a few to trim trees and bushes.

Shovel to dig with and a couple rakes.

Lawnmowing we have hired done every 14 or 15 days.

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Papa’s World – Our new enclosure for the Lanai – is finished after almost nine months of waiting!

The company that we purchased the enclosure from.

In early August of last year, we signed the contract for the materials – it had to be manufactured –

and because of the Pandemic – everything was delayed!

The previous screened in Lanai was taken out and the process began to enclose it once again.
Materials needed to start and a worker measuring and making cuts!
Putting up the heavy gauged framework.
Beginning to take shape.
Installation of the new heavy lock and key door!
Setting in the pre-fab screens and windows.

They worked steadily – efficiently and seemed in no time they were almost done.

Everything was made to order and just what we wanted.

All windows and doors are in -screwing in additional screws to tighten them in.
The windows and walls and the door are complete.

All that was left was for them to caulk everything inside and outside –

Which when done made it look all sealed and neat and clean lines.

A view of the enclosed Lanai with the windows pulled all the way down.

The windows slide all the way down or all the way up – or we can take them out.

The door is thick and locks – the windows go all the way up or down!
No more rain and everything getting wet – and NO MORE YELLOW POLLEN!

We waited a long time to do this and finally, it is done.

It will be dry and warm – in the winter we have a small heater if we are sitting out here.

A very wise investment and it looks really great!

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Papa’s World – we signed the contract in early August – 8 1/2 months later – out with old – in with the new!

We moved all the furniture out of the screened-in Lanai – and I washed it all down!

Our lanai was great – but did not keep out the rain or the yellow pollen!

So – we inclosed it with screens and windows – so that it became a four-season room for us!

The only thing was because of Covid – it would take 30 to 40 weeks to have it all here in materials.

We decided to go this route as it is 60 % cheaper and just as effective as we wanted.

We got the call – the materials were in – they would start the next day!

It took them all of 20 minutes to dismantle the old lanai!
They were fast and efficient.
Completely ripped out and ready to install the enclosed lanai!

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Papa’s World – Building a new home – crossing off home improvements – one at a time!

When we decided to build a new home – we made our selections – but there were things we wanted that had to come after the build – they – the builders did not offer them!

We had a list of things – small – and we had to either hire them done – or do them ourselves / some had to do with landscaping!

Those we hired to be done – involving planting trees – taking out pine straw – replacing with stones and rocks.

And putting in yards of mulch.

Having already removed everything from the outdoor patio – I put down two coats of outdoor concrete paint!

This we had wanted to do from the start – along with doing the same to the enclosed covered lanai.

Here – Sherry and I placed all the furniture from inside outside so I could prep and paint!

When you get old – crawling around on concrete does a number on your knees and feet!

So – I folded up old towels – four of them and would spread them out – so I could move along and paint the trim areas.

But – being old – I still needed to stand up after reaching the end of the four towels – just to stretch those muscles!

The enclosed lanai – working my way from that end to the door that opened up on the patio.
The final stretch – the open door!

It took me two days but I did it! Cross this off the list – and now to put it all back together again.

The end product – inside the lanai!
Inside looking outside to the outdoor patio.
At last, we are done with this project – cross it off the list!

Being old does not mean you can not accomplish a planned project – I know my limitations –

The feeling when done – is worth all those aches and pains!

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PAPA’S WORLD – crossing off home improvements one at a time!

Papa’s World – the trim work is done – the grading complete – doors hung – almost there!

The dormer siding is done – landscaping in and irrigation done – the grass is in even though I have no pictures!
Before the landscaping and irrigation – the grading – has to be smoothed out!
The irrigation in and being tested – the landscaping in – grass has now been added – as has the garage door – and gutters are on – the lanai has been screened in and painting on inside started!
The trim is done – repairs made to drywall and sanded down – painting has begun! This is the sun room.
The lanai which has since been screened in – Sherry standing where door will be to the open patio and fire pit.

We get daily updates from a neighbor – the Quartz has been delivered – I know there was a wait for the tile!

French doors to the office – this is one of the main reasons we selected this model – along with a front porch! The layout provided us a place for desks for Sherry’s Internet business and a place for me to write!
Nice size trees and one more on the other side of the driveway! I like the bushes – and we will develop the back the way we want to plant – we envision large planters of flowers also.
Sherry standing in the covered front porch which I wanted as I sit on the porch all the time- Love when it is a light rain!
Walking is our way to stay healthy – praying for World peace – loving our family – friends – neighbors!
Hall closet – pantry and kitchen with island – quartz counter tops and 12 inch subway tile for back splash!
Breakfast nook with windows out to the enclosed screened in lanai!


MASTER BEDROOM – Tray ceiling – bump out – ceiling fan to be installed – there will be a total of seven ceiling fans to circulate the air when not using the AC!
The left side of the house with landscaping and third tree!



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