Count it among the little things we are doing to make our house more usable; we added a small bike shed in our back yard. True to pandemic form, the shed was out of stock for quite a while before it was available again. And it took two guys 7 hours to put it together;Read more about Bike shed[…]
When we installed our solar system in 2018, we installed a little more than half what we had the capacity for on the roof. The idea was that we didn’t want to over install solar, so we thought we’d sit back and see what portion of our usage the initial array offset. In the yearRead more about More solar[…]
One bummer about our paver driveway is that the pavers show tire tread marks and the pavers soak up any kind of oily material which forms a stain. Here you can see the driveway with the tread marks. So we decided to have the driveway cleaned and sealed. I tried cleaning the driveway myself atRead more about Sealing the driveway[…]
It’s been about six months since I’ve updated our blog, and about 8 months since we received our final sign-off from the City. As with any project, there are always little things left to do. We did pull back some small items towards the end as we had construction fatigue, which also accounts for ourRead more about Continuing the journey … more new from old[…]
With a larger property, a front and a back porch, and several decks, we needed some hoses to wash things off. This became more necessary once we got a dog, as we have “wee-wee” pads on a bunch of porches for him to go to the bathroom on, since our yard is still pretty muddy. Read more about Hosed[…]
At long last, our driveway is complete and are able to park our cars in the garage. All that remains is the apron, sidewalk, and gutter at the mouth of our driveway, which all needs to be installed due to the fact that we turned a normal sidewalk into our new driveway, as it wasRead more about Driveway![…]
The landscapers put down a bunch of the flag stone stepping stones on Friday, and they look great.
The landscapers have installed perhaps half or more of the plants called out on the landscape plan so far. Thinks look sparse and a bit barren, but that is just want it will look like until we get the shredded wood bark down, and things grow in a bit.
We moved in two weeks ago, about a week an a half after our original planned moving date. Unfortunately, for the first 10 days of living in the house, we had no kitchen or pantry. The kitchen was in disarray because of the remediation efforts from the plumbing leak. In the pantry, we found someRead more about Move in![…]
Three days before move-in, catastrophe has struck our new house. Over the weekend, a plumbing fitting connecting the kitchen island pot filler to the water line had a crack, and developed a leak. It seems our plumbers over-tightened a plastic fitting and it caused a crack. The water dripped down behind the stove, and foundRead more about Catastrophe[…]