I suppose we will always be working on our house in some form or another. We still have lots of little decorating tweaks to do, some rooms still to furnish, wallpaper here or there. In terms of major things, we are getting down to the last few. One of which is solar. We initially addedRead more about Even more solar![…]
We added an audio system to our pool area. Visible there are 3 of 6 speakers, and the sub-woofer that will get buried in the ground except for the mushroom cap. It is driven by this system in our pool mechanical room. It integrates with our whole house audio system such that we stream musicRead more about Outdoor music[…]
It’s been about 4 months since I last updated this site and a bunch of stuff has happened. Most notably, our pool was finished about a month ago. We started the pool in early March and were originally quoted 2-3 months for completion; it ended up taking about 4 1/2 months until everything was done. Read more about The Pool[…]
Well that was quick. A crew of four plumbers arrived yesterday and knocked out all the pool plumbing in a day. Admittedly, they were helped a little by the fact that we had pre-plumbed the part from our pool house mechanical room to the edge of the pool, when we first built it. It runsRead more about Pool plumbing[…]
The pool steel got finished last week, and looks great, but there was a delay with the plumbers, as the coronavirus has left them with a smaller crew. We are still hoping for plumbing and shotcrete in the coming week, and the weather forecast looks favorable.
What a couple of weeks it has been. Two weeks ago, we finished the excavation of our pool. At that time, just two short weeks ago, no-one was talking about sheltering in place or how many new coronavirus cases were reported that day. Obviously, a lot has happened since then. Coronavirus notwithstanding, we’ve had twoRead more about Pool – despite everything, progress continues again[…]
They dug the pool in 4 days last week. It should have taken three, but they hit rock below 6 feet in the deep end. Actually, were were quite lucky that they didn’t hit rock before that. Because the rock sat under the spot where they had the exit ramp, they had to dig upRead more about Pools progress – Houston, we have a hole[…]
We’ve had this large open mulched area directly behind our house for a year and a half now. Our young hairy dog likes to roll around in it and the wood chips stick to him like Velcro. Well, soon that will be no more, as we embark on our last big construction project, a pool.Read more about Staying cool with a pool[…]