Screen Cage, Blinds, and Painted Porch

A painter’s truck and the air conditioning man’s truck were parked in front of the house when we arrived this morning.

The garage door was open so we got our first look at the painted floor. It is speckled. I’ve had garages before but never one with a painted floor.

The painters were starting to put a clear coat on the speckled finish. This one was doing the edges with a brush.

We went in the front door and saw this out the back door.

So we went back out the front door and around the house to see our new screen cage.  It is such a Florida thing.  Ours is small compared to most.

I got a kick out of how many tools the men needed to erect it.

Note the radio antenna.

Of course, I walked down the slope to the golf course to have a look.  The grass they had laid down is brown and crispy now.

It is only eight feet out from the house. It does meet the building set-back line though so it could not be any deeper.

The painters had nearly finished the clear coat on the garage floor.

Two men came in carrying boxes.  Andy and I shrugged our shoulders with palms raised and a questioning expression on our faces.

I looked outside for a clue from a vehicle.  None.  They had arrived in a plain white minivan.

It was window blinds.  And the men wasted no time getting them installed.  One opened boxes and did some assembly.

The painters were preparing to paint the deck of the front porch.

I opened the front door to take a picture. He said, and I could see, that the paint was very thick.

The blind men were almost done installing blinds when I turned around. This is in the dining room.

I liked my picture of them in the living room.  You can see the painter out the front window.

That was also a quick job.  I went back around the house to capture an image. in the nick of time.

The jobs were done and everyone was gone when we returned to the house in the early evening.  I was happy to see the painters had put tape across the porch to discourage footprints.

The screen cage was done.

I had to tilt the blinds a bit to get them to show up in the picture.

Our “back porch” area will be used a lot.  We are accustomed to living outside and this is where we will do a lot of it.  I plan a table for eating and a few outdoor lounge chairs for watching the golfers and cranes. And napping.

Speaking of cranes, we have not seen any at the house since we got back from Maryland.  And, there is only one at the RV park, where we saw three together nearly every day.  We are wondering if it has to do with Hurricane Irma.

Our outdoor seating area will have a view of the pond on the golf course.

This beautiful moth was on the wall inside the screen meant to keep bugs out.

There was a strange object on the front porch.  As near as we can figure, it is to measure pressure in a pipe.



12 thoughts on “Screen Cage, Blinds, and Painted Porch

  1. Lynz Real Cooking September 22, 2017 / 12:04 am

    So much progress! The garage floor is so pretty. That outdoor room is lovely and what a view.


  2. Jennifer Barton September 22, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I believe, in Florida, they call your “screen cage” a lanai.


    • Dinata Misovec September 22, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      That’s what I have always heard. But here, the builder calls the part under the roof a lanai and the screen part a screen cage or bird cage.


  3. Deborah Whitaker September 27, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Oh your home is really coming along, and its so beautiful!


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