Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Playing catch-up

Ryan and I are very aware that we are not doing a good job updating this blog. Since our last post, a lot has happened at the house. I am going to attempt to catch y'all up with what's been going on: 

The first major thing that happened was that we had a swimming pool installed. For those of you in the bay area, you might remember that for a few weeks in February we were getting a LOT of rain. During one of those weeks, Ryan sent me over to the house on a random errand and I found a swimming pool where we had intended to put our master bedroom. We were so freaked out by the incident that we didn't have the presence of mind to take pictures. Here's a picture of the draining swimming pool:

When I first found the pool, the entire room was covered in about an inch and a half of water. We think that ground water was leaking in through the edges of the room. Now that it has stopped raining, we are working on waterproofing the problem areas so that this doesn't happen every time it rains.

The next big thing that happened is that we tore up the subfloor on the main living floor in order to reinforce some of the old joists and level the floor. This has been quite an adventure. So this is what we've been dealing with:

You can see we've put sheets of plywood and other pieces of wood down on top of the joists so that we can walk around, but I've got to say, I've never really appreciated the benefits of having a floor. Luckily, we are now in the process of putting the new subfloor in. Can't wait to have floors again! 

Finally, the last big thing that's happened is that Ryan constructed our first wall! It is the wall that separates the garage area from the living area on the ground floor. Unfortunately, I can't find the pictures of it, so that will have to wait for another post. But it is very exciting to me that we are finally BUILDING walls instead of tearing them down. 

Floors and walls. Good times are ahead.


Emilio said...


Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

Melsam said...

wow! I am soo impressed guys! Real construction in your own home. Can we come over to visit and and play in your pool one day!