Thursday, October 13, 2016

Batten Down the Hatches

The Pacific Northwest has a typhoon heading in. (A typhoon is a hurricane in Pacific Ocean speak.) The high winds may miss Portland (I hope), but we will likely get 3 to 5 inches of rain. I guess this is the part where we test both French Drains we installed earlier this year. And, likely, figure out what we need to fix next.

Hurricane Force Winds Ahead For NW

Warning: Major Storms Threaten the Pacific Northwest

How a Remnant Typhoon Could Bring a Destructive Windstorm to the Pacific Northwest

We've been trying to place stuff safely in the yard, just in case it's bad. And we're filling containers with water, just in case.

We'll be keeping a close eye on the basement and see where it leaks next.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Finally, Basement Faucet

We've been really flaky lately. We've been writing our book and binging too much on Netflix/Youtube lately. But a call from Jeff's friend, Erik sent us back into productive mode this week. First up, he and Jeff installed the faucet in the basement bathroom.
I still haven't oiled this soapstone counter. I need to go find the oil in our master bathroom.

We discovered the hard way Craftsman Design & Renovation didn't grout the hardware installed in the basement shower. We had to open up the wall from the back side to dry it out.
I'm debating whether I go back to them and whine about this. It's been four years since they finished, but this is pretty unprofessional.

We also worked on the master bathroom, but I'll do that in a separate post in a couple of days when we finish.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Reproduction Wallpaper Sale

I got an email today letting me know one of the reproduction wallpaper companies is having a retirement sale. Each roll is $59, which is far lower than their regular price.

Charles Rupert Designs
Retirement Sale $59/roll

There are some nice patterns.