Friday, February 03, 2006

We're Here! We're Here!

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. And I've been making slow but steady progress on the addition. The cricket has roofing (and there was much rejoicing). Except the ridge cap, which I had to reassemble from parts of leftover shingles from the original re-roofing lo those many years ago (7? 8?). The shower is completely framed, and most of the plumbing vent stack is complete.

I've had a few delays waiting for things to try out before putting on roofing and the like, but the main delay is the siding. I finally went and bought some pieces of 1x10 and mocked up a section of wall to see what it would look like. i.e., if alternating 1x10 and 1x6 was close enough to alternating 1x12 and 1x6 to look OK or not. The consensus is a resounding "yes". I definitely notice the difference, but I've been looking at the problem so long I'm not very objective on it any more. It's nice to have a resolution so I can move forward. Now I just need to buy all that siding and drywall...

Kat and I had a lovely weekend to celebrate her birthday, including dinner at Greens in San Francisco. It's a vegetarian restaurant, but one of the tastiest, most pleasant meals I've eaten at any restaurant. I highly recommend it whether you're vegetarian or not.

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