Category Archives: Construction

Weekly update: mostly electrical

It’s a glorious sunny day here in the San Francisco Bay Area – perfect weather for a 90-minute drive south to check up on the construction. It appears that the bulk of the work since my last visit has been … Continue reading

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The May travel blitz is over… time to get back to business!

I cannot tell you how relieved I am that May ends this weekend. It was a crazy month for both me and Josh work-wise, including travel that had one of us out of state for 3 weeks out of the … Continue reading

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Life gets in the way

Last week was so crazy I barely had time to even stop by the house, let alone write any posts about it. Topher went in for emergency surgery Friday, First Graduate’s annual Cap and Gown was Friday night, and on … Continue reading

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Week 9 Update

Nine weeks we’ve been at this. On the one hand, it’s hard to believe because it feels like we just started; on the other, moving out feels like forever ago. Our schedule as of now has us going 21 weeks … Continue reading

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Progress report: rough-in plumbing

Not the most enthralling of topics, but I’ll take progress wherever I can get it. Saturday’s visit revealed the plumber’s been at work, getting some of the plumbing guts in place. Besides showing the glorious new copper pipe (and another … Continue reading

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Latest Progress

Today Josh and I made what is becoming a regular Saturday pilgrimage to the house, when we can stand wherever we want without worrying that rogue screws will fall on us (this happened last Tuesday) and enjoy the progress in … Continue reading

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The experts are pleased with the progress

but for a lay-person like me, it’s hard to see. We have officially entered the “slowly but surely” phase of the project, the between-demo-and-when-the-pretty-and-fun-stuff-happens time. I did take a few photos last Tuesday, just to document the changes I did … Continue reading

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Next Up: Laundry

Who ever would have thought that the desire to move the laundry out of the garage would end up causing so much consternation? Taking the washer and dryer out of the garage frees up more space for “garage-like” stuff: motorcycles … Continue reading

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Finalizing (?) the Master Bathroom

Last Sunday we met with Shawn to discuss a number of pressing topics: living room, dining room, and kitchen ceiling height; rear window wall configuration, and master bathroom layout. Real quick on the first two: we decided to spend a … Continue reading

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The word of the week: structure

Now that the demolition is complete, we’ve begun to focus almost entirely on structural decisions, which for the main floor also includes the north wall of windows. Since we are removing a small structural wall up there, we also now … Continue reading

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