May 11th, 2010

Street Resurfacing

It’ll be nice when the city stops breaking things in front of our house. Its all in the name of a modern sewer (no more terracotta pipes from the 1890s) which is a pretty needed infrastructure upgrade, I’ve just never gotten used to having the house shake every morning starting at 7:00 while the crew busts up the street surface. 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 »

September 15th, 2009

Panels!

Over the course of a rather nutty morning, our panels arrived and were unloaded…  One day late.

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August 1st, 2009

Survey

Yesterday our surveyor made it out to locate the house on our lot.  It was a slow week in general, which was probably good that a lull in the schedule coincided with a week of excessive heat.  But on Friday our surveyor staked out the corners of the house so that on Monday when the excavator comes in, he’ll know where to dig, and when the foundation guys come on Wednesday, they’ll be set as well.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 28th, 2009

No Fence!

Yesterday the sellers got their contractor to take out the little chain link fence around our lot, they then rebuilt one in between our lot and the one that it was divided from.  Even though we’ve technically owned the lot for about two months so far, it has felt weird going on to it.  The fence has been enclosing out lot with the house next to it so we felt a little like we were violating our neighbor’s space when hopping the fence.  We’re not really big on fences, but having something in between us and the seller’s property is probably a reasonable idea.  The house our lot was divided from is now a vacation rental, so we’ll be having an assortment of random neighbors who might not necessarily know where our yard begins.

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