Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't throw stones..

That's what they say about people in glass houses. As of today we are proud owners of new double paned, low-e glass for the back of the house, the master bathroom and the office. We can already tell the temperature difference in the house. Of course all this serves so we can more clearly see our redneck construction backyard.

The living room has a Blomberg aluminum window like our master and uses Palo Alto Glass' system for the fixed windows that have virtually no frame, preserving the authenticity of the Eichler design. Of course we still have the single pane up between the living room and the atrium and the slider to the dining room, but they will serve to keep the construction dust out when the garage and atrium projects start in two weeks. After completion, then they will come down and give us an really open floorplan.

Office window

Hallway opaque window

Standard vinyl master bathroom window

Knock Knock...

Who's there? New interior doors that is, Yay!! Still have to paint them, but they are installed and make BIG difference.

Keira's room is cleaned up and furnished, just have to install the blinds, paint the door and closet door and do some minor touch up. But it is liveable and we're hopeful Keira will start sleeping in there soon.

Second bathroom on hold

Well that second bathroom is still on hold, as the vanity we ordered showed up broken into many many pieces. Home Depot at least cut us an extra 10% off the replacement, but its put it on hold for another week. We did get a shower curtain up and sealed the bathroom. The vanity and baseboard, followed by some paint touchup and the bathroom will be finished. Here it is in almost finished state.

Monday, June 2, 2008

cheesaw die been aka bathroom #2

Well bathroom number two is 95% done and we're stalled again. Part of it is our fault, as somehow we managed to order the wrong size vanity. It "fits" - but you'd have to lean waaaay left whilst on the can. Not exactly comfortable. So we're getting another vanity, due on Friday and the second bathroom will be complete.

We're stalled now because we are STILL waiting for PGE. Our upgrade was approved and now we're waiting for the crew to show up, whenever that is. I guarantee that if I withheld my bill for a month that the power would be off, where's the recourse? It is the suck, I tell you. PGE holds up kitchen inspection, which holds up kitchen lighting installation.

After a few plan revisions, our garage plans are awaiting approval with Cupertino. Which means we'll be entering the second stage of our project (garage and atrium) in a few weeks. Once approved, I'll share the plans.

Lastly, the window's for the back half of the house are finally ready and will be installed on June 16/17 - Yay!!!