The beefsteak tomato plant is still producing, but PG&E is not – ostensibly for our own good and because of “fire safety.” Yeh right. PG&E is a colossally inept and corrupt power company. Thank God we country bumpkins only get electricity from them and are not doubly tied at the gas-umbilical, like the poor bastards in suburbia
So the propane generator is running – but the bathroom renovation is stalled.
Part of the renovation slow-down, besides everyone being out of power and local business severely impacted, is because the travertine flooring was inadequate and failed. The “not-really-rock” was/appears to be a manufactured veneer product more appropriately used on walls and simply incapable of withstanding any weight.
Pieces were breaking-off when cut on the tile saw, and the material lacked signs of actually being cut from rock – like saw-cut marks on the back, of which there were none, and we noticed a latex or caulk smell. So my good friends are working it out. Hopefully by Thanksgiving or Christmas…