January 2nd, 2011

Things That Leak

We’re still working through various little issues with the house that really don’t show themselves until they are put under stress. 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 »

May 24th, 2010

Sedums and Trim

We went up to our upper ecoroof for the first time in two months over the weekend. This roof is entirely sedums in an attempt to make it as low maintenance as possible and they were planted by throwing piles of cuttings around and then waiting to let them root. So now coming back up two months later, we’ve found everything thriving and surprisingly red. Read the rest of this entry »

December 16th, 2009

Front Door

Our front door is in… Making our enclosure complete. We got another Loewen door to match all our windows and sliding doors, we unfortunately didn’t know that we wanted this door until after we ordered and installed all our other doors and windows so we had to wait until it could get built and shipped. Read the rest of this entry »

December 11th, 2009

Preparing for Next Week

There has been little tangible progress this week, pretty much being limited to the waste and overflow for our tub being installed. They went in at about 7pm on Wednesday night… Read the rest of this entry »

November 10th, 2009

The Last Two Weeks

For the last couple weeks we have been out of town. The photo above is from the platform of the Palm Springs train station… We didn’t stay there, we were on our way home on a train trip that brought us to Chicago, Austin/San Antonio, and points in between. Meanwhile, work has been progressing on the house. Read the rest of this entry »

October 16th, 2009


Windows showed up and were installed today. Read the rest of this entry »

October 14th, 2009


The last week hasn’t seen a whole lot of house work until today, but things have been pretty busy for us working through our plumbing fixtures. Read the rest of this entry »

October 5th, 2009

AIA Small Spaces / Big Ideas Tour

Saturday was a pretty exciting day for us. We were part of the AIA Small Spaces / Big Ideas tour of small homes and got to show off to a bunch of random people. Read the rest of this entry »

August 17th, 2009

Busy Day


Today was a busy day of getting things done.  Our plumber showed up today to rough in sewer and water for the house, this actually all happened really quickly in just an afternoon.  In addition to that, foundation drains went in.   Read the rest of this entry »

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