Not a very interesting post I'm afraid, but so many of you have asked about the progress of the backyard that I thought I better post some more recent pics.
The pool as of 5 minutes ago: The plumbers are coming back sometime today to install a pop up jet on the baja step so the little littles have a fountain to play in, then I think we'll be ready for some shotcrete in the next day or so.
Though it's not really recognizable at this stage, this is the splash pad:
It took forever and completely blows the budget, but I have finally chosen the pool finishes. The white-ish paver surrounds the pool and is also the coping for the edge of the pool. The stacked slate goes on the columns on the back wall of the pool. Both materials will also be used to build the fire pit and bench on the other side of the yard. (The whole area has to be balanced or I'll twitch.) The blue and silver tile is for the waterline and will also be on the back wall around the columns. The silver will be tied in with stainless steel fire and water pots on top of each of the three columns on the back wall of the pool. Haha. Clear as mud?! I am sure the picture in your head exactly matches the one in mine...
You're going to need to see it when the sun hits it. It's beautiful. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to have it all done by Labor Day. I'm just about out of surfaces to decorate and areas to remodel...now what?