Sunday, August 31, 2008

Whew !

My legs ache, I am so tired. We worked steadily for 2 days getting ready for this storm, we just couldn't take any chances on which way the storm would turn. Stephen drove down and even w/ one arm in a cast , he worked all day on Sat clearing and burning construction wood debris so it wouldn't blow about and damage stuff.

Stephen got up really early and drove towards home and still he said traffic got very thick up around Hattiesburg --he was planning on taking county roads and old highways.

Dave was a huge help getting all the computer stuff out of the Lagoon House and into Hardwood Dr. He worked all day too. He and I put all the heavy wood hurricane panels in the south windows on guesthouse where the shutters used to be. It was tons of work.

I have been going to PT for my shoulder. The doctor in P'cola gave me a shot in the joint and said I might be able to avoid surgery which it looks like maybe I cAN.

tYPING on itty bitty laptopn so hard not to hit caps lock...wich they would move thT KEY OR do away w/ it forever...migth b e a script to disable it on a keyboaRD.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tile Floor Designs

Go to my Mosaico Hidraulico blog
to see some cement tile floor designs that are possible using Villa Lagoon Tile.

I have used actual photos of the tile in the assembly of the floor patterns. I love this one for a hallway and it is layout I have in mind for the short hall from Foyer to Guest Room.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Tile Delivery

The cement tile for the house arrived today. Included with it were a lot, but not all of the samples. I was only able to unpack the boxes on the top level of the stacks on the pallets. It was incredibly hot and they are incredibly heavy and I have a torn rotator cuff muscle. My doc appt is tomorrow w/ the shoulder surgeon in P'cola. My app't is a 1:30 p.m. but it pretty much takes your whole day to make a trip over to Pensacola.
The tiles look fabo. For some reason, some are nicely polished and others are not. I will have to write the factory and see how exactly they brought up the great shine on some of them. I sure wish they had e ALL of them. I ordered them all polished. I think it will be a lot easier to communicate effectively after I make the trip to the Dominican Republic to meet the owner and visit the factory.

Anyway, I do have 2 customers who have been waiting on samples, so I shot emails off to them tonight, with photos.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Good Tile Publicity

The popular decor blog, Apartment Therapy LA Edition featured my Villa Lagoon Tile yesterday. They wrote a nice chunk of text and used several image off the site. They linked to my website. This is a good thing, in terms of people seeing it and also 'link love'.

And speaking of the tile, my BIG order is in transit between Port of Miami and Driveway of Villa Lagoon. We have rented a 20 ft container to store it in until we are ready to lay it. I hope that the order includes most of my samples of the tiles in the other colorways as I have several people waiting to order a sample or two before they place a real order. One is a big custom home in the midwest (as I recall), and another is a doctor's sunroom addition or remodel in Florida. My very first (besides my own) real order has already been placed & paid for. It is the Surf "Aqua" for a kitchen in NYC. She will get delivery after Sept 15th due to the factory relocating. But that is only about 6 weeks away...can you believe it !