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: November 2007
Difficulty upgrading to Leopard 10.5.1
I upgraded my PowerBook G4 to [OS X “Leopard”](http://www.apple.com/macosx/) yesterday. (Thanks, Kasandra!) Looks pretty cool, but one of the first things it tried to do was auto-update to 10.5.1. The system would present a “You must restart to apply this … Continue reading
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Our remodel/addition project has gotten to the point where it’s time to make a [punch list](http://sonicchicken.net/blog/wordpress/phase-1a-punch/). We (and our subs) still have quite a bit to do, but [this phase (1A)](http://sonicchicken.net/blog/wordpress/2007/06/21/remodel-master-plan/) is definitely nearing completion!
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I uploaded quite a few pictures to our [Flickr account](http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonicchicken/) today and created some new photo sets. I also added some more pictures to the [painting photoset](http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonicchicken/sets/72157603089665346/).
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It’s been about 32½ weeks since construction began on our remodel, and we’re getting down to the finishing touches. We (and our subs) have been pretty busy, which explains the paucity of articles recently. Barb and I have taken a … Continue reading
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Paint colors & techniques
Barb thought it might be a good idea to document the paint colors and techniques we’re using, and what better place to do that than the blog? We’re doing a 3-coat process–sealer, primer, and color. The sealer we’re using on … Continue reading
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After nearly seven months of construction, we’re finally starting to paint! The garage, which required the least drywall compound, is ready for painting. Because this is all fresh drywall, we’re putting on two coats of primer–the first one basically seals … Continue reading
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Another inspection, more drywall work
We have another inspection(s) today–gas pressure test and stucco scratch. The stucco inspection is no big deal, the inspector just walks around looks at the exterior of the house. The gas pressure test is kind of a drag, though. We … Continue reading
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Stucco scratch coat
It’s sure handy being one of the few people building or remodeling a home at this point. I called Jack, our stucco subcontractor, yesterday afternoon to see if they could put the first coat on the house now, seeing as … Continue reading
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Humor and the WSJ article
Remember the highly slanted article in the Wall Street Journal, [Three Martini Renovation](http://sonicchicken.net/blog/wordpress/2007/09/28/wsj-art/)? A lot of people were pretty upset with the author for hoodwinking them into contributing to her preconceived piece. But the timing worked out pretty well–since the … Continue reading
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Insulation, drywall and HEAT!
Insulation was installed on Wednesday. Wow, what a difference! It’s *quiet*, and the temperature in the house is much more stable. (Not so cold in the morning nor hot in the afternoon.) I thought they were only going to do … Continue reading
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