I have been away for a couple of days but the work at the house has continued nicely. Yesterday they began building the first wall behind our house. Looks pretty amazing!
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Today the repair of our property began in earnest. Trees were cut. Dirt was moved. General mayhem was taking place almost everywhere, most of which was designed to create a road down which the heavy equipment could travel to rebuild the boulder retaining wall and backfill the dirt that was washed away from our foundation. Part of this process was the moving of the chicken coop to a location further up our property.
What’s crazy is how little time it took to get the coop from point A to point B.
It’s been several months since we had damage to our property because a large flow of water was diverted off of a road behind our house and through our backyard.
Thursday the repair work finally began. Everything should be completed by the end of the month, but yesterday the masons came to repair the portion of our front porch that was undermined when the water ran past our foundation and blew out the wall of giant stone protecting us from the stream.
Gizmodo today posted exclusive plans for Steve Jobs’ new house. In a quote from the article by architect Christopher Travis on the simplicity of the house:
“This kind of thing only happens when the client gives the architect specific instructions to be sparse and utilitarian,” Travis adds. “The natural tendency is to go ‘McMansion.’ I would say this plan is a direct result of a specific requirement by Jobs to make it plain and simple…It’s almost Zen, with a vaguely oriental simplicity to it.”
I’ll say that it doesn’t surprise me at all. Simple, thoughtful, beautiful design. Just like the products his company builds.
Kathy, Kristin, Joanna, and Colin saw a flying squirrel in our pantry yesterday. Not certain how it go in, but it was peeking over a box in the kitchen. Today, after we got home from the Cohen’s, Joanna was sitting on the couch under an afghan when she felt a little squirmy movement. Surprise!!