Monday, December 14, 2009

No Scaffolding

Look Ma, no scaffolding!



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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

the photos

here are the siding photos promised the other day.

Perfect example of nelson scaffolding. If you ignore the bowing and wobbling it seems just fine.

Northwest corner
North/entry fascade.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Coming Soon

Recently, I've been extra motivated to get the siding on the house done. The prospect of another frigid winter working outdoors will do that to you. Happily, I can announce that as of this weekend, the shingling is about 70% complete and this whole fascade is done, soffits and all.

Of course, this is an older picture so you'll have to use your imagination. Since the staging/scaffolding is still up we haven't gotten any good pictures yet. This weekend for sure. The best news is that with the north side of the house done, I'll now be going to the south side where it is generally 10-15 degrees warmer. No more frozen bleecher butt from sitting on a frigid aluminum platform all day in the shade. Now I'll be sitting on a frigid aluminum platform while in the sun. Yay!
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

we have a roof AND shingles

Ok, so the roof still needs the ridge cap and the shingles are just started and will take at least a few weeks BUT we're getting really close. In fact, I suspect that at the rate we're currently making progress that we should easily be 100% complete by spring...2011.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brynna's eye

Since I seem to be finding precious little to blog about these days, I've decided to start a new theme based series of posts called "Brynna's Eye". Brynna, like most four year old's have a very unique vision of the world which comes out in her art (both in photo and drawn form) as well as humorous conversations.

To break you in slowly (and so that I have to provide as little actual thought as possible) I'm giving you a selection of some of B's recent personal photo collection.

letsee, I call this play clothes in repose.

baby girl and scarf

fancy slipper


mischievous sock

auto insurance

baby and big fat toes


Monday, October 19, 2009

we have a roof

Well, almost. We began putting the metal roof on this weekend. We didn't quite get it finished but it was a huge step psychologically.

This is about as close as my mother got to working all day.

Dad and Marcy were the production crew. Darren and I stood on the roof and made snide remarks. Teamwork makes the process fun.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

someone's into books

books, books, books. These days, B is all about books. We've always read a couple of books to her before bed every night so it's no surprise that she enjoys stories but the way that she's recently taken to doing work books is pretty astounding. In fact, last Friday on a B and Me day, we sprinted down to Freeport to Plan and Learn to pick up a few new books from their freakin awesome collection. Literally 1000's of books in that joint. We'll go back sometime when I have a sleeping bag and a couple days worth of necessities. Anyway, we got a few books and B was so excited that I turned the interior light on for her and she worked in the book the whole way home. Thankfully, she balances out Marcy's nerdiness with some of my artyness (you should see the killer three legged cat she drew for me) and spends most night before dinner sketching in a picaso-esque style.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Rest In Peace Buddy

Friday afternoon, after fighting cancer for over a year, Chance finally lost his battle. The day was inevitable, and in reality he held on for a lot longer than anyone expected. I had hoped to write more but I'm having a hard time finding the words (it's 4am two nights later and I still can't sleep) so insteat I've pulled a bunch of my favorite photos of Chance together to share again.

We'll miss you buddy. Love you.