Armadillo

Angus brought home a tasty treat to share with the family. I looked out the front door and saw this gray thing hanging out of his mouth. For a second I thought it was a rabbit, then I say the long scaled rat like tail. He was so excited that he caught an armadillo. He was struting around with his ears cocked back with it hanging out of his mouth. Despite asking him numerous times to drop it he refused to let it go. I sure as hell didn’t want to grab that nasty thing and try to pry it from his mouth. So I picked up Angus and shook him until he dropped it. Angus tried to gulp it down whole, but it was much too big. I knocked him in the head a couple times and he finally dropped it. The armadillo took off and ran to the nearest corner of my house to cower. I carried Angus inside the house and went back out to find Duncan going in to take a closer look. He was more cautious and didn’t try to eat it, but I had to chase him off to prevent any nasty confrontations. I snapped a few pictures of the beast.

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House Completed – Outdoor Kitchen

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House Completed – Kitchen

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House Completed – Great Room

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House Completed – Master Bath

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House Completed – Baths

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House Completed – Exterior

We moved into our house a few weeks ago. I finally have enough unpacking complete to post some pictures to my blog. These are all exterior shots, not many changes here in the past few months. The tile was installed in the outdoor shower. The massaranduba was completed at the entry sleeve. The HVAC compressors were set. We had the land around the house graded and covered with a layer of sanding loam. I planted buffalo grass seed but it has not rained enough to germinate so much of it has washed away.

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Tower Chandelier

The tower chandelier is installed. Shannon found this in town at NEST, but they refused to sell her the floor model and said it would take a month to get another one. Funny thing is that we went home and found it online for half the price. Thanks for not selling it to us! It is made of multiple sizes of stainless steel balls and hangs down fifteen feet from the ceiling. Just the right scale for our 28″ high tower ceiling. We also like the way they interact with the ceiling pendants.

You can also see the trimless recessed lights in the picture. They have a spot that has an adjustable gimble and the perfect square look for our house. The slot diffusers are also in. Those 4’X3″ white slots are the AC vents. They are usually used commercially but look great here also.

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Driveway Landscaping Completed

Here are a few pics of the completed driveway with landscaping. The center is landscaped, the grass I planted around it hasn’t done much. I planted a bunch of Cody Buffalo grass from seed but it is difficult to germinate and we haven’t had much rain so I believe most of it has washed away. As soon as Shannon will let me buy a tractor I plan to fix the grading and plant more grass seed. I will probably try Blue Gramma next, it is supposed to be easier to grow.

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Bath Cabinets

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The master bath has walnut cabinets with Prada granite and Crema Marfil tile, sinks and tub.

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The powder has a floating zebra wood vanity and will have leathered Absolute Black granite, White Thassos floor, and black slate stacked stone on the back wall.

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The guest bath is all Green Oynx, floor, counter, vessel.

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Evangeline’s bath has a honey onyx floor, shower and sink with a white marble countertop.

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The office bath is ming green tile with a leathered Absolute black counter.

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