May 25th, 2011

The other side of the sidewalk

Now that our yard is beginning to take shape, this summer and fall is our time to tackle our park strips in earnest. Read the rest of this entry »

December 21st, 2010

Second Blower Door Test

This morning we had our second blower door test done… Its not normal to have to get a second test done, but our house doesn’t fit very neatly into the LEED so after being granted a series of appeals, we are getting new performance tests. Read the rest of this entry »

November 9th, 2010

Fall Harvest

With the rapid onset of winter here in Portland come some changes in our yard. Read the rest of this entry »

August 29th, 2010

Plantings for the Front

We’ve been slow to start getting our park strips in order, but with summer feeling like its turning into fall, its time to start getting plants in the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

June 15th, 2010

Painting Window Frames

We were able to take advantage of the great weather this weekend to finally paint our window frames and on Monday our contractor had a couple guys come out to paint the windows that require being up on a tall ladder. Read the rest of this entry »

March 7th, 2010

Ecoroof Planting Party

Thanks to the help of a crew of a bunch of really hard working friends and family members, this weekend was wildly productive. Read the rest of this entry »

March 5th, 2010

Plants and Railings

Today we got a delivery of all our ecoroof plants that we’re going to plant this weekend. Most of what we unloaded from the delivery van were flats of plants in pots… Our licorice ferns, coastal strawberries, camas, Oregon iris… But in terms of area covered, we got 35 pounds of assorted sedum cuttings (image above) that came in a couple of wet boxes.  Read the rest of this entry »

March 1st, 2010

Garden and Infrastructure

It was a busy weekend, and there is some chaos happening at the house… Most of it isn’t caused by us. Somehow we managed to decide to build a house at the same time and in the same neighborhood as most of the city’s big infrastructure projects. Read the rest of this entry »

February 23rd, 2010

New Sink

Our new kitchen sink went in today. Read the rest of this entry »

February 17th, 2010

Patio and Deck

It was a beautiful day today which facilitated a lot of progress on the outside of the house. Work was being done on the inside as well, but it involved sanding and finishing floors so I didn’t actually get much of a chance to go in to check it out. Read the rest of this entry »

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