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Random Photo Update: May 2017


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Cassie and Britton
I sometimes look at my own photos and can’t believe I live in this magical place!

Life is spinning by as fast as ever. We are entering the summer season and tourism is slowing down and the plants and rains are taking off. Here are a few pictures that don’t warrant a post in themselves but are fun reminders of this time in our life.

Bird Zorzal Bird Troupial
Our makeshift bird feeder at the cabin: old bananas. Zorzal and Troupial

wallflower cassie lighter
As creatures we evolve to mimic our surroundings -haha

Roots

Britton Rob Humberto Cassie Roberto Group photo  Cassie blue and black lighter
Star Cassie 5 Roots May 11
We’re still having fun playing music and performing with our band!

Downtown plaza rincon
Rincón is so beautiful and colorful! Downtown plaza

Mummified Coqui
Check out this weird mummified/dried out coqui I found in our closet!

Riding the bull
I competed in a mechanical bull contest at a local bar and won 1st place of women and got some schwag (and a lot of bruises). Not too bad for my first time ever on one!! haha

Horses in the projects
You know this is a rural countryside kind of place when there are horses even in the projects

Iguana face
I don’t know if I will ever grow accustomed to the amazing creatures that just roam freely here

Kitchen progress Cabinet bamboo
When we’re not having fun we are still progressing on the cabin -currently in the kitchen we are going for a tiki-bar tropical cabin in the jungle feel ;-)

Glen and the balneario guys
These guys live at the balnerio in Rincón and even have a TV! One of them, Glen, makes incredible tie-dye creations as seen in one of the earlier photos

Tropical Iris
I love these gorgeous tropical irises that are blooming all over our gardens

Pretty yard
And look how lush it is this time of year

Dock of the bay
Alone on a pier in Mayaguez

Lighthouse faro cassie
Fun at the lighthouse park in Rincón

Cassie frame domes
That’s all for now, folks! Hasta luego

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Kitchen and Bathroom Demolition and Remodel


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Well this little rental house is probably the biggest undertaking we have made in our rentals and in our own house. We have finished our basement, are currently working on a basement project on another property and had to do some minimal work on the other rental, but this is the first project that we’ve had to do some major demolition work on. We had to paint, tear out the carpet, all the tack strips, staples and backing for the tub. But the biggest chore so far has been in the kitchen. We had to remove all the glued on sticky blue fake wood formica, the backing and remove the sink.  Thankfully we are hiring out the tiling and wood refinishing, but this has been a major job. Here are a few pictures and a video of the process. We are excited to see how far the tilers got today while we were at work.

Bathroom tub
Tub area after removing the old plastic backing

Bathroom floors before
Bathroom Floor 1/2 with old pink carpet

Kitchen during
Here is the kitchen 1/2 through demo


This was tons of fun! (not)

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