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Saturday, June 10
My handyman, Lloyd, finished the siding on our current remodel. Here is where we started on the day we bought this house: The wood siding needed to be removed and the underlayment made sound. This is the same section of the house with a cement fiber board siding in place. When the dust settles...
Tuesday, May 30
Bougainvillea throws a thrilling punch of hot pink around the neighborhood, and landed a knock-out punch on the cheek of our property. Today, handyman Lloyd came over to repair the siding. Lloyd's mission was to remove the wood damaged by bougainvillea and the resulting water intrusion. He fou...
Friday, May 12
This photo shows a few of our most pressing issues. Well, actually, the photo doesn't exactly show the issues, since they are somewhat concealed. One area of concern is the over-grown shrub. It has now been trimmed back so that it doesn't do further damage to the siding. Our handyman opened u...
Wednesday, May 10
I met with another roofing contractor and asked him to give me a bid to repair the copper roof. He wants to replace and not repair. He says that his company cannot grant a warranty on the repair, only on replacement of the roof. He will write up an offer. Uses satellite imagery to determine the s...
Monday, May 08
6 AprilIt has been raining in this “dry season." To my children's delight, the two reflecting or koi ponds have become tadpole pools.I suspect we are going to have a major plague of frogs in a few weeks! Now that they are in the ponds, we are not sure what to do about them. Fill up the pools? ...
DAY 4Turned on power at the local utility.Water company - called. Need to take ID, proof of purchase and current account information down to the City Hall to open new account. They are turning off water today. Running out of time today and will have to take documents and go out tomorrow. Calle...
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