It was three months ago that I wrote about the concrete projects we had going on. After a month or so of bad weather (rain, cold, wind), I finally got the camera out and took pictures of the finished work. Here is the second level pool terrace - the new sink that was built (it's that blue thing in the corner):
This sink almost got installed backwards. The drainage holes usually go at the front, so despite the fact that the painted picture inside the sink is of a man sitting under a cactus (sorry, I should have shot that a little closer), when I went up to check on the work, I was shocked to see the man hanging upside down and the cactus plants growing from the sky.
It took some talking to get the master albanil and Miguel to agree to turn the sink around. But really - how could I wash my hands and enjoy looking at an upside-down picture? They didn't care about the picture, they cared about the holes. I cared about the picture. I got my way and they fixed it.
I used to have a bamboo torch in the garden. Miguel cut the torch and used the bamboo pieces to hide the metal tap and make it look more 'rustic'.
Just some pretty Bougainvilla...