Category Archives: 2835 Acacia

Obringers in the house!

Michael and Danielle have been our guests for the past week. They have done up the bay area in a big way. I think I may start a business as a tour guide. We have been everywhere from the top of Mt Diablo to Ocean Beach and all points in-between. It was Danielle’s birthday yesterday and Brian and Jill had their new baby boy yesterday as well. Oh well, back to the tour…

Spring guests

We have had a great spring so far and have been able to play host to wonderful friends. Rosemary, Sophie, and Joe Dannin visited in the beginning of April. Sophie and Joe turned 15 while they were here. I took them as far south as Bixby Creek on the PCH, up north to wine country, and to many points in between (walked the Golden Gate, Muir woods, Point Spencer, Coit, Lombard St, Haight, Warf, etc.). I hope they come back soon. Nancy Hill just left after a few days. The Hills moved too far away and we miss them dearly. Cody and Duncan are moving to Austin and will provide me a good reason to go to SXSW and ACL in the future.

Plans for the house

After seeing how much it will cost to tear down the house and re-build, the state of the economy, and the potential for a reorganization at work, I have decided to re-think our options.  I may have to write off the money I’ve spent on the plan set and look at a simple remodel.  Maybe I should just tear down and rebuild the roof line and the room above the garage.  I could do that and expand the kitchen and bedroom area upstairs at a much lesser cost.  I just need to get the plans developed and approved…  SIGH!

Roofing the workshop

I have decided to roof the workshop prior to installing the Cupola.  I’ve been looking at a number of homes in the area and it looks like many install the cupola directly over the roof shingles.  I think this makes sense as it makes the roof that much more water tight.  So, with the aid of Jarrod’s roofing gun I am off to shingle…

Working on the Cupola…

The cupola needs to get done so I can put the roof on so that I can put the electrical in so that I can put the windows and doors on so that I can put the siding on so that I can put the insulation in so that I can put the drywall on so that…  take a breath!  The shed needs finished so that I can store stuff from the other sheds in it so that I can tear them down and start the remodle of the house so that…