Category Archives: Construction

Detour to the Driveway

For the moment, imagine you are not with me on the Brilliance – rather you are back in Berkeley looking at what was – for about a year – a gravely, muddy mess filled with pickup trucks and construction debris. … Continue reading

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They might be moving

downstairs yet this month.   The kids are working diligently on sorting out their stuff and figuring out what needs to be stored (seasonal), what needs to get relocated downstairs and what just might go the way of the recycling. … Continue reading

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Two for one

Sunshine + an As win. Ssveral home runs and a pitching staff that msnaged to keep its act together. The Cub’s fans were stalwart and, with one exception, really nice people. Several were on break from Illinois bad weather while … Continue reading

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New Window

As it turns out, there was dry rot in the framing around our main living room window resulting in a serious additional expensive as this sucker had to be custom made… now and will be better once the wood is … Continue reading

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Bathroom Progress

The tiling in the new bathroom is almost complete – The floor is done, the cabinet is in. We have the fixtures. All that will remain after the next day or so is the glass for the one section. As … Continue reading

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Entry way

While I was in Sweden, George sent me this picture: So, as you imagine, I came home expecting to see it … and it wasn’t there. Now to figure out how much longer it is going to be….

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Arriving Stockholm

This is one of those trips where the hours add up to days en route. It was early afternoon on arrival in Copenhagen followed by a rest (SAS has a wonderful lounge at the Copenhagen Airport) before my connecting flight … Continue reading

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Tiling in the New Year

The break is over. Today we have workman on the foundation downstairs. Yes the foundation is complete, but they are adding the steps/skirting at the entrances. We looked at ramps, and they can still be added in the future but … Continue reading

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Construction update

It has been a while since I have bored everyone else, much less myself with the current status of the ongoing renovation/construction. There was progress while we were gone. Most of it isn’t visible to the eye involving foundation, heating … Continue reading

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back to the ordinary

other than the fact that we have no power today, it feels like I am falling right back into the routine. And no power? Well, this is a construction zone… What has changed while I was gone? The foundation is … Continue reading

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While I still have power

House renovations are still going gangbusters. What that translates is that there are large amounts of each day this week where we will have neither power nor water. Given that – thought I would just drop a quick note. The … Continue reading

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Choosing stuff

I missed most of the challenges from the upstairs and bathroom renovations since we were still living in Germany. This time? It is amazing how many details have to be decided. and counter tops – so it is going to … Continue reading

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Another day

and another pile of debris – which provides a slightly different view than out and down from the living room window. The smeary glass is obviously the result of dog noses… I took it easy today, mostly reading but also … Continue reading

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Gaping Hole

We have this gaping hole where the lower level and foundation used to be. From the driveway it doesn’t look that bad – It is just when you get up close and personal – just sort of hanging free that … Continue reading

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