Working on the house
Roberto and I then built a tiled area around the garden at the back of the house to make a compact but attractive outdoors living space. After Roberto and I finished that work Michele returned for her Christmas break and worked on the gardens at the front and back -- taking the soil back, putting scoria in for drainage, replacing the soil and replanting. I busied myself building a tiled roof over the dining room window and the barbeque. This work is lamost finished. When it is done and the area cleaned up I will post some pix of the back garden area to complement the single pic taken from the first floor balcony that is among the posts that follow.
There are around 15 new pix following this post. They begin with the first firing of the barbeque after putting the roof on, show the roofing work in various stages, and show the tiling work and small mosaic tiled walls that mark the garden borders. There are a couple of inside pix thrown in for good measure.
Meanwhile, Happy 2005, and I'll get back asap with more pix of the back garden area.