Monday, February 26, 2007
We are completely dependent on our aging D-Link Wireless Router for our connectivity, which routinely drops my connection several times daily and requires rebooting.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
After prying off what appeared to be flooring material off of the walls in the basement, I found this strange window to the garage. What could it be? It’s too small for most useful purposes. Milk delivery? Perhaps it’s the walk-up counter for someone’s 1930’s basement business? Somebody kept a pony in the garage and opened this to feed it?
Saturday, February 17, 2007
In order to get the new ductwork in, we have to completely demo the existing basement ceiling, which is covered in this tongue-in-groove flooring material. Miscellaneous other built-ins, like this white cabinet, also need to be removed. While basement built-ins are theoretically a good idea, the quality is sadly lacking, and the first several inches have been contaminated during our recent Spate of Bad Luck.
Demo Tools: hammer, rubber mallet, crowbar, reciprocating saw, gloves, mask, googles, brute force.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
While I don’t mind a small bathroom (not like I read in there), I have some definite ideas about its design. The standard hotel configuration (sink and bathtub opposite, with the toilet in the middle) is out, for the same reason that I don’t want to furnish my living room with two double beds. A pocket door is a Given. A shower must be at least 36” x 36”. Shower heads must not require Shower Limbo to wash hair.
And then there's Code. Fortunately the Seattle residential code is posted online
And here it is in Visio Splendor:
I've changed the hot water tank location to make it easier to remove the tank when it blows 10 years from now; also built in a bigger (32 x 48") shower.
It all appears neatly in compliance with Code, so other than power/lighting, I'm just about there.