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Brick House
 Right after my last post, many pallets of brick arrived. I got so excited to think that the brick would now be layed. It's been a slow process... Day one. The front walk way design is determined.  Herringbone. Day two. The front walk was bricked, but two w...
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Brick Stairway Update
The original stairs to our front door are your typical stairs in the City, especially the Marina. They are almost always terrazzo.  Ours are terrazzo with weird tile inlays and tile on the landing. My vision was to brick over the terrazzo using half bricks....
My vision was to brick over the terrazzo using half bricks. The masons who bid the job said they could do it, but couldn't guarantee their work. They would however guarantee their work if the terrazzo was ripped out and the stairs rebuilt. Here is the progression of the stairs from terrazzo to ...
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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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My vision was to brick over the terrazzo using half bricks. The masons who bid the job said they could do it, but couldn't guarantee their work. They would however guarantee their work if the terrazzo was ripped out and the stairs rebuilt. Here is the progression of the stairs from terrazzo to ...
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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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