Our friends Mike and Rose came over so Mike could help out as well. First, remove the old awning.
Straps were attached and the bottom roller bar comes off after the rivets are removed.
Next the new awning material gets put through the upper grove and screwed in place at the ends.
Mike and John feeding the material through the bottom on the roller.
New rivets put in.
Finishing touches. We're very happy with it!
San Jose, CA
A week later we drove 3 hours to San Jose to babysit Jaxon and visit friends and family. We started with a visit to Debbie and Rooty since we were staying at their families home/yard.
We watched Jax for the day and had a great time. He loves building things with Papa.
Nonna loves her giggly Meatball. Especially his kisses.
Fun for the little ones and the big ones!
The Two Debbies. We've known each other since 2nd grade!
Los Gatos Creek running along the first 1/2 of the trail.
Lexington Reservoir where we had a great lunch that we brought with us.
The Cats is an iconic spot. From their website:
|The Flintstone House visible from Hwy 280.|
My great grandparents. My Nonna was the one that came to Italy in 1906.
My grandparents on my Dad's side. My Mom is uber organized. She has already added her and my Dad's info on the headstone so all we will have to take care of is their death dates.
And to end on a sweeter note, one last picture of Jaxon waving goodbye until we see him next week!
It was such a crazy week and the next one will be more of the same!