Friday, July 30, 2004

Leaving town for a week; extensive property inspection out there on the Kona Coast. Back on 8 August 2004. Swung by Hilton House today, once the sun came out, and was pleased with the progress. Ben and his Band of (Roumanian) Brothers are fast!

This is looking down the bedroom hall to the kitchen wall way down there at the back. Living/Dining wing is to the left.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Nice cool weekend in the Bay Area today - lot's of fog.  We took a trip to Hilton House this morning and, for the first time, strolled around on the floor, albeit the subfloor, not the finished floor.  In any case the floor is framed, insulated, and the subfloor is going on today. Next, the exterior walls, then the roof trusses.

This is a view from the end of the living room overlooking the neighboring subdivision with the hills beyond:

And this is a view from the kitchen with Mt. Diablo in the distance.  We'll be negotiating with the neighbor to maybe move her garden shed:


This was taken from the Entry area overlooking the guest apartment and the trees beyond:


And, finally, the view out the window of the Master Bedroom:


We'll keep everyone posted on further, major progress.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

A picture of Tewkesbury Abbey, on Hanako's way to work - the weather is typical for this summer thus far! Hmmm...not quite Copperopolis.

Monday, July 19, 2004

It appears that learning this Blogger stuff may be a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. Anyway, the humungous pix of last week have been erased. I have reformatted them to be only 600 pixels across and I'll try to post them now. For posterity, I'll repeat that these are pix of 155 Quail Meadow Court at Saddle Creek in Copperopolis, California.
This is the backyard view:

A shot of the unfurnished living room (with its off-center mantlepiece) and den beyond:

  The kitchen is below, with the dining area beyond:

  The rear of the house with the covered lanai/porch/whatever:

  And, finally, the front of the house.

These were taken on Wednesday, 14 July.  Temperature was 88F, typical of July in the Sierra foothills.  Enjoy!
(I'll try to post some construction pix of the Hilton Road house later this week.)