Monday, August 25, 2014

iPad Mini Bag


My wife made me a nice iPad Mini Bag. She used Japanese Tenugui (Multi Purpose Cotton Cloths) as the outer fabric and linen with cotton batting on the inside. We buy our Tenugui locally from the Tortoise General Store in Venice.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trim and Cut

Mei had her paws and nails trimmed....
... her ears were also given a summer cut.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Garden Sphere

Using a glass lamp cover I made a concrete garden sphere.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Plants Inside and Out

Plants on the inside.
Plants on the outside.
Silver Sheen Kohuhu plants have gotten really tall!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Front Door Maintenance


Oiling the front door.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Conran Shelf

We added a new shelf in the guest bathroom.

The shelf designed by Sebastian Conran and sold by West Elm.
Designed as a kitchen shelf but works well in our guest bathroom.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday - Mei Turns 15!


Our dog Mei turned 15 this week!
Mei wearing her Oni (Ogre) snood.
Time for my afternoon nap.

Courtyard tree.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Water Heater Service


Had our Noritz water heater serviced for the second time. The unit would shut off every other day or so. Called the first plumbing company and they descaled the system and that helped for a week but it soon started to act up again. Called in another plumber since I was not too happy with the first one. Michael Rossi Plumbing sent out a tech who knew these units inside and out. He opened the unit up and cleaned out the fan which was full of dust and lint and blew out the rest of the machine. The unit seems to be working good so far and the service fee was much more resonable than the first plumber.