Yes – summer is really here in Eleuthera. After a cool and wet May the temperatures are soaring now on the island. Every morning we all look in our wardrobes to see what we can wear that will not show the sweat – the answer – everything is going to show the sweat ! And now is the time when once again we all say God Bless You Mr Willis Carrier for inventing air conditioning ……
So when you have rental homes it is a constant round of replacing deviant appliances and defunct electrical items.
This last 2 weeks we have had to replace underground cable to Tops House, the automatic changeover switch for the generator to Yellow House, the water pump to Yellow House and today the AC unit in the master bedroom at Tops – when does it ease up ?????
Anyway – we are very lucky to have plumbers and electricians who are there at the end of the phone when I make another desperate plea !
Today we did a photo shoot at Peach House so now we have some great pictures of the finished downstairs apartment.
The kitchen – including the swanky new fridge- is complete and I am very pleased with it. The range is the same one as before – it is hardly used at all – in 13 years ! Of course the cooktop gets used a lot but not many people want to roast a chicken or turkey when they stay here so it would have been foolish to change it.
I am particularly pleased with the new rug – and don’t faint readers – but it is NOT from Ikea !! it is an indoor/ outdoor one from Pottery Barn. And the dark colors of the kilim style should be very practical.
Dominic – above – squeezing in to a corner to get the shot !
The new curtains look great as well – made by my great friend Joy in the UK and then shipped out here. They are a fine red and white ticking stripe – by one of my favorite UK fabric suppliers – Ian Mankin……
The new sectional sofa is from Ikea – well something had to be ! and it all has come together really well….. All in all I am very happy with the work we have done.
The poinciana trees are just coming in to bloom so hopefully some great pictures of that fabulous blast of color for next week……