While walking around the yard examining my half-dead plants, I noticed that the lawn mower had broken one of the irrigation pipes where it comes out of the ground. I reported it to the office. A man came by the next day to fix it. I asked him if he could help me figure out the five zones on the irrigation system controller. He turned it to “manual” and turned on each zone in turn. While doing so, he noticed that all of them were set to only three minutes, three times a week. Not enough for the summer in Florida! No wonder all my shrubs were sickly.
One of our items on the fix-it list was the painted lanai floor. The paint was peeling up. When the painter came and patched the spots, he told us that they had mixed too much sand in the paint (to make the floor non-skid) and it would continue to peel. We decided to go ahead and come up with some flooring. A neighbor recommended “pool decking”.
The man from Mid-State Stone , with a helper, arrived at 0800. Andy and I had already moved most of the patio furniture from the lanai; they moved the rest. Then I positioned myself inside the sliding glass door to watch them work.
Bill Snow called late in the afternoon to say that he and Mary would be spending the night at Lake Louisa State Park, just thirty minutes from us. So we drove down there to meet them and got there before they did. We waited at the entrance gate.
I also took a photo of Bill, but it turned out most unflattering.