Wednesday, June 10, 2015

38

Today is the 38th anniversary of my birth. As is my tradition on this day every year, I ask my mom:
 
"What were you doing xx years ago today?"
 
And she always says something really cute, like "I had a date with an angel" or "drinking a beer" (she really did -- to induce labor). Usually this is an email exchange, but since she's been living with me for four months getting her cancer under control I just rolled over in bed this morning and asked her.
 
"Giving suck" she said.
 
 
EW! I don't want to think about the fact that she used to breast feed me. EW!
 
Anyway.
 
Somehow my coworkers found out the significance of today because they taped this note to my window:

Crap.
 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jackhammer

We rented a jackhammer from Home Depot and about 14 seconds into this job the steel head broke in half. They said in eight years that had never happened. Tell that to the poor toe of the guy using it, sheesh!

Anyway, the concrete steps in the back are gone now -- making way for a nice deck.






Monday, June 8, 2015

Being the Boss

I'm nothing if not the most demanding, unreasonable and yet still wildly hilarious general contractor. 




That's the one sink in the background there, not hooked up to water yet.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Siding and Paint

My color inspiration for the exterior:

Behr exterior paint from Home Depot in Asphalt Gray (I had them tint it 10% darker)








Cedar shakes and soffit:



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