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Wait. I think it's supposed to be 'TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! In any case, we now party outside at around 9 p.m. By then at least we've dropped below the 95-degree mark...lol!!

Wait. I think it’s supposed to be ‘TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! In any case, we now party outside at around 9 p.m. By then at least we’ve dropped below the 95-degree mark…lol!! BTW…the torches are $3/each at the Dollar Store, plus the $8 bottle of fuel — the torches and a big fan, I have found, are the best way to control mosquitos.

Limestone blocks leading to the 'blue' sugar shack/shed. Oh, did I mention this newbie yard engineer didn't figure out I needed a trench until after we had pretty much put down all the pavers. DUH!! (So, we dug a trench. You can kinda see the beginnings of it in upper left-hand corner. So now the trench will intersect with the paver path...boy you should have seen the discussions to figure how that 'crossroads' would work.

Limestone pavers leading to the blue ‘sugar shack/shed.’ Oh, did I mention this newbie yard engineer didn’t figure out we needed a trench until after we placed the pavers. DUH!! (So, we dug a trench. You can kinda see the beginnings of it in upper left-hand corner. So now the trench/dry creek bed will intersect with the paver path…boy you should have seen the discussions to figure how that ‘crossroads’ would work.

We hired Esteban because, frankly, this kid is 24-years-old and knocked out in an hour what would have taken me two years. Aside from the back yard work, he made a clearing in front for two huge 'retaining wall' boulders. YIPPPEEEEE!!

We hired Esteban because, frankly, this kid is 24-years-old and knocked out in an hour what would have taken me two years. Aside from the back yard work, he made a clearing in front for two huge ‘retaining wall’ boulders … Oh, and my name is now ‘EL JEFE’ — I kinda like it 🙂