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Report 5–Home

I have a much fancier TV than I do at home and rarely watch anything. There are a zillion channels.There is something a little intriguing about the Indian soap operas dubbed into Khmer…

Remodel Days 42+43

Chris, the helper guy—is wailing away on the arbor vitea monster tree outside when I leave and I think he will win the war. What a relief to have this thing gone. It will be so nice for the beautiful little Japanese Maple and the Rose of Sharon to have room to breathe.

Remodel Days 12+13

Egad! I lay out budgeting with Tim—which is awful—and timeline—which looks good. I should be able to move in here by the end of October. Now if my West Linn house would just sell.

Remodel days 3+4

Mission creep again—I’ve fought this battle before.

KitchenRemodel Days 1+2

D1 Day one of destruction is a great relief to me. I have felt apprehension storming my sinuses these last few days, even beyond the profound doubts I’ve had about this little house in all of my visits during the last 2+ years I’ve been leasing it out. But now I find the house somehow [...]

Blogging the Remodel

A meeting on the eve of destruction The General waving his arms and his stentorian tones, explaining points of departure from the plans—yes we have already abandoned some of the poor architect’s insight. The Subs, nodding and shaking, brandish plans, tapes and opinions—incursion into plaster to begin at first light. The plan would seem to [...]