The workshop Good news and bad news, as those two always seem to travel in pairs on this project. The good news is, we can move all of our air conditioning equipment into the workshop. This is an old building next to the summer kitchen — we have no idea what it’s original purpose might […]
I miss I miss your bright enthusiasm Your head nestled on my chest Your laughter, loud and infectious Your wit and charm Your attention I miss hugging you randomly Laying with you on the couch Sleeping with you in the car Lying awake listening to you breathe Holding you when you cry I miss your […]
This Old House This Old House is apparently considering our contractor, Gary Geiselman of Olde York Homes, for their “top 10” list of historic restoration contractors. Very cool; we can’t recommend Gary and his team enough. (And we’re not saying that just to get mentioned in the This Old House article.) Speaking of which, while […]
Dawn’s home! For the first time in three and a half months, Dawn came back to LA. For four days. I certainly kept her busy visiting friends and family, and in between she kept herself busy taking care of the yard and the house. (In my defense, I did a lot of work before she […]
Dawn speaks! Out of the blue, Dawn sent me this synopsis of the day. She’s never done that before, so I’m just posting it verbatim. Mike continued to prep exterior third and second floor windows with hardener today, Scott was nowhere to be found (day two). Brian showed up right behind Mike at 8:30 and […]
Geothermal is dead The geothermal is dead — quote number 3 came in the same as quotes 1 and 2. We may look at air souce heat pumps, but they tell me it would be better to just use the radiators and install air conditioners.
No!!! The bank called today — our mortgage request fell through. This is the second one that said everything was goodness and light, and then turned around and said we needed a commercial loan. The first one wasted almost three weeks; this one wasted four weeks. I’m getting very anxious, as we burn through our […]