Our team has already been doing cleanup and fixes at the villa to get ready for the season. The pool has been cleaned and filled...yes!
We got an awesome contractor to help us with a few things; window replacement is paramount, that should take a week and begin on Monday. We have about 18 panes to replace.
The new railings along the perimeter of the deck are likely not going to be ready for busy season, so our amazing contractor is going to build us temporary wooden railings around the deck since safety is key!
We're getting quotes now on cabinet doors for our outdoor kitchen. Irma walloped those suckers, but it won't be too big a deal to fix. Our new outdoor refrigerator is sitting in customs along with a bunch of other things that many people are bringing in duty free (which is a big deal).
Replacement outdoor lighting should reach the island next week, we had about 6 ceramic lights get 'tweaked'. Having nothing to do in Miami for an extra week on our extended vacation, we ordered stuff early so it would arrive as early as possible.
Our wooden floor molding inside the house got slightly damaged, so we're replacing it with porcelain tile which is a better idea anyway! The order for the tile should be here in 2-3 weeks time.
Power is set to be on in Chalk Sound between October 14-21! This is great news since we'll be able to be back in the house to get some work done. Plus, we just miss it a lot!
Finally the moon over Grace Bay is so vibrant, Fish Fry was on (and was even on last week!)
We're off to Villa Capri today to rake some glass bits from our 'no longer glass railing', get the ladder in tip top shape to re-install on the dock for easy access into, and more importantly out of, Chalk Sound after a refreshing swim, kayak or SUP. John's famous at keeping rust off of the outdoor speakers so that will be handled as well.