notes to self

If wishes were pennies and I could fly, I'd be very rich I'd be very high

Sep 25, 2007


I had this rental cleaned before we moved in on June 1. When we moved in, the knobs were missing from old stove. They had been there before. I couldn't find them anywhere, so I bought and installed new ones (upper right in photo). Then, the kitchen sink was backed up. I used draino, but it kept getting backed up. I used the plunger, and up popped this knob (upper left). I had Roto Rooter come, and he found the other three, somewhere down in the drain.

Sep 23, 2007

progress report

Here we go. This is our new staircase.

And, check it out. These are the plastic tarps protecting the roughly outlined rooms from the rain that fell on Saturday morning.


Sep 19, 2007

This is one of the carpenters, Mark. I can't get over how much he looks like Adam.

Today they started putting the walls up.


Sep 11, 2007

This past weekend we visited our friends, Paula and Mike, in Gualala.

We bought these beautiful stain glass windows for our remodel.

These are my chosen family, Erin and Petunia.

Note: the enormous orange pumpkin.

This will be the view from our new balcony. High!

Sep 6, 2007

Sierra getaway

Erin and I escaped for a weekend to the high Sierras, to Lake Utica, and the Calaveras Big Trees. It was so beautiful!