Saturday, February 13, 2010

Florida Keys--Feb. 2010

What a vacation we had this past week.................spending the time on our friends 42' Pearson Sailboat (Providence). We sailed, motored on the dinghy through the mangroves, went snorkeling, did the bar room tour in Key West and ate the most AMAZING meals cooked by the owners of the boat (Barb & George). We nicknamed the trip the 4 B's............Barb's Bed & Boat & Breakfast.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Light Weaves Solar Shades

Another first for me............Light Weaves Solar Shades from Graber. One of my New Bern tennis friends needed to keep the summer sun & winter cold out. This is the end result. Pretty cool huh? She chose a fabric that keeps out 97% of the UV rays. Overlooking a creek that feeds into the Neuse River is her lovely home. They operate with a hold down beaded chain. The box valances cover up the roller. Not too bad to install. The box valance doubles the install time. It took me almost 4 hours solo to do these 6...........they had to be level. The best thing of all is you can still see out when they are down :)