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Painted Shade Structure


Painted Shade Structure

My shade structure is all painted...however, it still needs a roof. Unfortunately, it's been too hot to work on it the last 3 or 4 days. Photo taken March 24, 2010.



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Coming on well ..What are the little pyramid blocks the up rights are resting on made from? ....

29 Mar, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

It's a foundation block. I needed them to make the structure even...since I live on the side of a hill nothing is level here.

Today the roof goes on the shade structure. Then the decorative blocks have to be put around the bottom to hold in soil which will be added later. The plants have to be put under the shade structure pretty quickly because with the hot and dry weather we've had my plants are starting to burn. : > (

29 Mar, 2010

 

I really like the colours used; makes the space larger and brighter.

30 Mar, 2010

 

David:

Thanks! When all the plants are put under the shade structure...it's going to look very small. : > )

31 Mar, 2010

 

Too hot to work in...I'm looking forward to the day I can say that! probably a month or so.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

We've had nice and comfortable weather the last few days...however, the warm to hot weather will be coming back this week.

5 Apr, 2010

 

Rbtkew

To hot to work in ? Are you emigrating then!!.......LOL..........:o)))))

5 Apr, 2010

 

...but we are getting a barbecue summer, Mushy !...

6 Apr, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

What do you mean by "barbecue summer?" : > )

6 Apr, 2010

 

Delonix1

The Met office said last year we where going to get a great summer, BBq's every night ,but all we got was floods and cold..Now its a running joke ..:o)))

6 Apr, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Now I understand. : > )

So basically, your Met office said -- you were going to have a summer like in San Diego.(hot days and warm nights) LOL! : > ) (Today is suppose to be 82 degrees F/ 28 degrees C).

7 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, our Meteorological Office are known for getting their predictions very wrong, just likeMushy said :-/

7 Apr, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

On a different note...my shade structure was tested on Easter Day, as we had a major 7.2 earthquake hit south of us in Baja, Mexico. It was one of the longest earthquakes I've ever felt.( and I've been in a lot large earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area) We've been rockin' and a rolling for the last 3 days with aftershocks. Luckily, no major damage in San Diego.

7 Apr, 2010

 

That must be a very frightening experience, not one i'd like to have :-/
It was a good test for your shelter though.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Louise1:

It's wasn't too bad. : > )

I've been in some major earthquakes when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area: A 5.9 on August 6, 1979, 5.8 on January 24, 1980, 5.6 January 26, 1980, 6.2 on April 24, 1984, and the Great Loma Prieta Earthquake of Oct. 17, 1989 which was a 7.1 magnitude...which caused widespread major damage and deaths in the San Francisco Bay Area region and beyond.(The Loma Prieta quake was the largest since the famous San Francisco catastrophic 8.3 magnitude in 1906)

7 Apr, 2010

 

I suppose you get used to it, living with it/the threat all the time.
Similar to a hurricane risk, my sister lived in a hurricane belt for a while and they just 'got used to it' - while to everyone else is was a really big deal !!!

8 Apr, 2010

 

Louise1:

Yes, you're correct...everyone has to live with one natural disaster or another as no place is exempt from it.

We're lucky we very don't get hurricanes(only one known to hit San Diego Oct. 2, 1858) or rarely tropical storms (the last big one was in 1976)

8 Apr, 2010

 

Hope you didn't any damage .My sister lost an ornament of a shelf but that was it.
At least your shady area has been tested, so it should withstand some rock,n,roll parties!!...LoL ..:o))))

8 Apr, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

No damage here...just a few pictures fell and turned. If the epicenter had been 50 or 60 miles closer; it would have been a very different story.

8 Apr, 2010

 

Hot? Its 95f up here in October!..blazing. 16% humidity in Hayward.

4 Oct, 2014

 

It's been 100ºF (38ºC) here the last two days, tomorrow is suppose to be a little hotter...maybe 103 or 105ºF. I hope not, though. Many of my plants are burning. I just heard on the news (weather) some cities had 2% humidity...the lowest humidity recorded in San Diego County in decades.

4 Oct, 2014

 

2%!..The 89 at hayx was a new record. Inland,in the city it was hotter and late into the night in the 80's..just not bay area weather.
I even watered the mangoes with 5 gallon buckets of water. I wanted it to soak deep in this heat. None of my usual thumb over the hose stuff- lol.
By December I'm wishing for this weather,and by March,begging!

4 Oct, 2014

 

I was so glad it was only 95ºF today. Although, the humidity is going up which makes it feel hotter.

I've seen the temps in the Bay Area...nice and hot. It's not that unusual to get hot this time of the year in the Bay Area.

5 Oct, 2014



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