Monthly Archives: September 2007

Rainwater collection

I’m already reaping the benefits of houseblogs.net. One of the other families mentioned in the WSJ article referenced the story, so I decided to check their blog — Their tagline is “Humphrey House – Transforming an Arts and Crafts Bungalow … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal article

Jennifer Saranow at the Wall Street Journal has an article on home-improvement parties. (The article will only be available for free for a week, but there’s always Bug Me Not if you don’t feel like registering.) Jennifer has been interviewing … Continue reading

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Remodel update, week 24

I’ve been busy working on the wiring lately, so I haven’t posted anything for a while. This turned out to be a good thing, because Don and J Moreno read my last post and hadn’t seen anything new on the … Continue reading

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Work on the house, or spend some time on Broadway? Hmm…

Whenever I’m not at work, I’ve been spending almost all my time on the wiring for our remodel, but it’s been going pretty slow. (I only have about three hours each evening, and it takes me longer than a professional … Continue reading

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Local sandwich shops

An article in the Sacramento Bee last week highlighted a couple of locally-owned sandwich shops: The Sandwich Spot at 1630 18th St Dad’s at 1310 S St I haven’t been to either place yet, but I wanted to get the … Continue reading

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The average home, then and now…

A recent article at LJUrban gives a pair of data points on the average home size in the US. One of the cool things about our home–it was exactly the average size (1050 square ft) for single-family detached homes when … Continue reading

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Crepe recipe

On her last night in the US, Claire made crepes for us from her mother’s recipe. They were amazingly good! Try these with some Nutella if you dare! Yum… 250 g (2 c) flour 3 eggs 1/2 L (2 c) … Continue reading

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Maalouf’s Taste of Lebanon

My buddy, Andy, has been urging me for months to try the food at this Lebanese place he likes. But I’ve been coming home for lunch most days, and I wasn’t going to take my family there for dinner without

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San Francisco touring suggestions

We had a great time when we took Claire to San Francisco, but there were a few things we could have done to improve the trip. I’m documenting all this

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