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Archive for April, 2011

The Schoolhouse is in the redwoods, but when we bought it it was IN the redwoods – literally – with too-big trees pressed up against it front, back, and sides. We took down a few and then a few more, both to make room for the decks and to let in some light. Several of […]

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The fact that we failed our final inspection was not a surprise; we’ve been told that hardly anyone passes on the first round. What was a bit of a surprise was that with one exception, we didn’t fail on anything BIG – yay for us! Here are the things we need to take care of: […]

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Months ago I found this on the street, being given away for free. I think it was originally a doll bed or something like that. It’s a little weird, with the posts on one end higher than the other, but it was a really cool color of cracked and crazed light blue with some coral […]

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The original bathroom at the Schoolhouse had a cast iron tub. When the guys took the bathroom down (it was cantilevered out over nothing with no foundation), they threw the tub out the window. And there it stayed, for more than a year, all 200 or so pounds of it. Looking around at the grounds […]

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Here is the pile of crap we had accumulated over the past several months. Note that this is not ALL the crap we generated with our remodeling project, not by a long shot – just the last phase. The pile included wood, pressure-treated wood, metal, chunks of cement, hardened grout, plastic piping ends, sheet rock, […]

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