About this blog…
I use this platform to share things that are of interest to me or things I'll want to reference later. Occasionally other people like these posts, hence "Shared Interests".
What might you find here?
- Problems I've solved (mostly computer- or network related).
- Recipes and cooking-related posts.
- Hobbies and projects.
- Our remodeling experience.
- Local (Sacramento) information.
- Anything that strikes my fancy.
Monthly Archives: October 2007
We passed frame inspection! Woo hoo! Lots of things are going to happen pretty quickly, now. Insulation goes in tomorrow (Wed). Drywall starts Thursday. Our plumber and HVAC people are also scheduled to be on-site Thursday to hook up the … Continue reading
(Update: I forgot to include the pictures. Doh!) It’s been a while since I’ve posted–too busy working on the house to write much about it! The stucco crew was out last week and got the house wrapped and lathed. (And … Continue reading
Normally I’m very supportive of the Sacramento County Building Department. Nearly everybody I’ve dealt with has been helpful, professional, and even pleasant. On top of that, the inspector who’s assigned to our job is outstanding. But he must be on … Continue reading
Barb took a couple of well-earned days off from our remodel and went to the [Pacific International Quilt Festival](http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=7) with my mom on Friday and Saturday. But I wasn’t working alone–J and Andre did a bunch of work for me … Continue reading
Construction started on our remodel/addition project six months ago, today. We were hoping to be finished by now, but at least the end is in sight! I’m almost done with the wiring (*finally!*), and we’re just about ready to jump … Continue reading
One of our neighbors had told us that the [Sacramento County Building Department](http://www.bldginspection.com/) would not allow [fold-down attic stairs](http://tinyurl.com/2ofp3s) to be installed in the garage. I just got off the phone with the inspection supervisor, and he told me that … Continue reading
We’ve been having some trouble(s) with our Windows PC lately, and while I’m completely *capable* of diagnosing and fixing whatever the problem is, I just don’t have time to screw with it. I’ve got a house to finish, ASAP! But … Continue reading
Scott McGown has started a Mac-users email list for [CSUS]. Here’s Scott’s invitation: >You’re invited to subscribe to the new MACUSERS-L listproc. MACUSERS-L is a discussion list to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information concerning the use and support … Continue reading
I’ve been spending nearly all of my “free” time working on the wiring. I’ve come to realize the biggest hurdle (for me) with rough electrical: You do all the work on the wiring, yet there’s no outlets to plug into, … Continue reading
I was browsing [houseblogs.net] over the weekend. [One of the members](http://blog.gizmodyne.com/) had a link that caught my eye: [LumberJocks] is an online woodworkers community. [I joined](http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/sonicchicken) immediately, even though my own shop won’t be done for at least six months. … Continue reading