We did not expect anything to be happening at the house on Sunday.  We stopped by anyway to look at the back of the house.  The builder says they are going to build a stem-wall to support the back edge of the patio.  That’s OK.  However, he also added in an email last night that there would be a two-or-three foot drop off the back.  That is not acceptable to me.  I think he should bring in some more dirt to fill in.  I want a bit of somewhat-level ground back there for shrubs and flower beds.

While out, we decided to go to Beef O’Brady’s for lunch.  I had reminded Andy that he liked it when we stopped in one on a trip across mid-Florida some years ago. He wanted to try it to confirm my memory. He did like the hamburger today. We made a trip to the drug store and then Andy suggested that we go by the house on our way home, just in case someone was there.

The Stucco Man’s truck was parked in front of the house.

We saw immediately that decorative doodads had been applied to the gables of the garage and front porch.  Yes, they look like vents, but they are not. They were delivered a few days ago and we had already determined that they are styrofoam.  They are not too fragile though; the front is coated with some hard plastic or resin.

Stucco Man was working on the front porch. He said he was finishing up the job today and was enjoying the peace and solitude of working by himself.

I had seen those little round bases and capitals on other houses of our model and wondered how they were going to put them on ours.  Or, maybe they forgot to put them in in the first place. They are also styrofoam innards with a hard outer coating.  They come in halves.

Stucco Man assured me that they are very tough.  They have been using them for years without any problems.

It’s funny how little details like doodads make such a big difference.

5 thoughts on “Doodads

  1. Peter's pondering August 28, 2017 / 6:50 am

    I love your uses of the technical terms such as Doodads, mud, and dirt. Are there any whatyamacallits or thingumies in the house? We have lots of those!


      • Dinata Misovec August 28, 2017 / 5:39 pm

        I’m going to have to look up all the words we use for when we don’t know a word for something.

        We stopped by the grocery store (Publix, our favorite in the south) today and, on a whim, I tapped the base of one of the huge pillars out front. Low and behold, it was clearly plastic around the base, just like the ones on the house. That stuff must be sturdy to be used in a public place.

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