Spending Time at Villa Capri

The other day, we were warned of miles-long lines at the Do It Center (our version of Home Depot). However when we got there, there were no lines! We think it was due to the fact that Friday was a national holiday. 

Before we went on our little shopping spree (light bulbs, rags, WD-40, fun stuff like that!) we spent lunch with our buddy Benchley at Mango Reef in Turtle Cove. When you come or if you've been there you love it. And it's in full swing. 

We knew we had to clean up glass around the yard because our glass railings shattered. We'll be cleaning it up for months probably, but we got a lot of it removed1 We also focused on de-rusting our table and chair legs in the dining room. Lesson learned, no more metal furniture! But WD-40 and some good steel wool and we're back in business!

 What Irma did to the bottom of our dining chairs...

What Irma did to the bottom of our dining chairs...

 What we did to the bottom of our dining chairs :-)

What we did to the bottom of our dining chairs :-)

We also took advantage of the pool being empty to replace some of the little glass tiles that always happen to pop off over time. And taking stock of some other little improvement we want to make, like new rope on the fences and new ideas for landscaping. Little things, but they all add up!

Another restaurant opened on Friday, Infiniti at the Grace Bay Club. This is great news as the island continues to rebuild. We got news that our closest and one of our favorite restaurants will open on Monday...Las Brisas! We'll be stopping by there on our way to Villa Capri. If you have ever been to Villa Capri or are planning to come, you will go to this place, it's our neighborhood joint.  

And last but not least, with the enormous generosity of our friends who donated to our GoFundMe page we hit our initial $25,000 goal. So in addition to buying all that plywood and planning the logistics for distribution, we did raise it to $35,000! That means we could bring more plywood in, which is in huge demand. Even a few sheets can really help each person. Thank you and please share with your friends.