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Delores Arabian
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Saying goodbye to her wasn't easy, but also saying goodbye to this English oak parquet table wasn't either because of all the memories of holiday dinners we enjoyed on it. It will look fantastic in her new home in Seattle though. Not so much in my home in San Francisco.
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It all happened so fast. Our daughter and son-in-law sold their home in the Bay Area in three days and bought this home the day they closed escrow. Sight unseen! Well, almost sight unseen. Our son-in-law saw it, but not our daughter. So she and I flew to Seattle for a fun girl's weekend, ...
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Last year, I spruced up the backyard again with new outdoor furniture here. However, they have since inherited my teak table and chairs from our move, which will now find its way to their new home! I think their backyard is my favorite part of this house. I'll always remember sitting on the ...
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So, it was jackhammered up and new concrete was poured over rebar. Now it's not only thick, but safer--especially if we have an earthquake. The one setback that really got to me though was when thieves broke in to our house and stole the contractor's tools, building permits and job cards.
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Analysis paralysis: "The state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something ...
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Lighting Obsessions
When the electricians came and wired the house, I began obsessing over lighting. We had a "lighting plan," but still, just walking through the house and pointing to where I want a pendant or a chandelier made the lighting plan come to life. I've been perusi...
We had a "lighting plan," but still, just walking through the house and pointing to where I want a pendant or a chandelier made the lighting plan come to life. I've been perusing light fixtures online, staying up way too late, totally obsessed. One of my favorite lighting sites is Circa Lighting ...
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Saying Goodbye
 Last Friday, I not only said goodbye to my daughter and family, but also to half my furniture! Melissa arrived early morning, driving a 26 foot U-haul to pick up the furniture that I promised her. Saying goodbye to her wasn't easy, but also saying goodbye ...
Saying goodbye to her wasn't easy, but also saying goodbye to this English oak parquet table wasn't either because of all the memories of holiday dinners we enjoyed on it. It will look fantastic in her new home in Seattle though. Not so much in my home in San Francisco.
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Seattle Or Bust, Chapter Two
Sometimes the stars just line up and things just fall in to place, just the way you imagine they should. Such is the case with this house! It all happened so fast.  Our daughter and son-in-law sold their home in the Bay Area in three days and bought this ho...
It all happened so fast. Our daughter and son-in-law sold their home in the Bay Area in three days and bought this home the day they closed escrow. Sight unseen! Well, almost sight unseen. Our son-in-law saw it, but not our daughter. So she and I flew to Seattle for a fun girl's weekend, ...
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Seattle Or Bust, Chapter One
 This little house served our daughter and her family well for many years, but alas, they outgrew it. After a few failed attempts to buy another home and even consider adding on, they made the decision to move to Seattle. With my son-in-law's business alrea...
Last year, I spruced up the backyard again with new outdoor furniture here. However, they have since inherited my teak table and chairs from our move, which will now find its way to their new home! I think their backyard is my favorite part of this house. I'll always remember sitting on the ...
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A Few Setbacks
"When will the house be finished?" Well, that is a good question!  We've had a few setbacks and I'll admit that I'm a little discouraged. We don't have sheetrock yet, but I'm hoping by the end of the month we do.  One of the first setbacks was finding live ...
So, it was jackhammered up and new concrete was poured over rebar. Now it's not only thick, but safer--especially if we have an earthquake. The one setback that really got to me though was when thieves broke in to our house and stole the contractor's tools, building permits and job cards.
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Paralysis Analysis
Analysis paralysis:    " The state of over- analyzing   (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a ch...
Analysis paralysis: "The state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something ...
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So many have asked for photos of the house and I've resisted because there still isn't much to share in the way of progress. So since you asked for it, here are they are: In the atrium, the original spiral staircase was removed. It was too narrow and illegal, so a new one is being made.
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