It’s been about a week and a half since I’ve done an update. Sorry about that, but I’ve been really busy at work and things visually hadn’t changed much. We have all of the walls now framed and are close to getting trusses delivered. My mason is installing the porch posts and cheek walls for the three porches […]
The Cottage is coming along well. Walls up, plywood on. Trusses are coming soon and the walls on the Main House will be starting tomorrow. We are doing the exterior walls as two, separate 2×4 walls with a 1″ gap between. This gives us an 8″ wall and about an R-37 insulation level. R-values (“resistance”) are something that […]
I actually thought I’d do one post on the apartment, then move back to the house. But it’s been amazing to my wife and I how many people are raising and eyebrow, asking, questioning, skeptical that we could go from a 2,750 sq ft home to a 950 sq ft apartment with little adjustment. So as I sit on my […]
We have made the next step in our transition. Our movers were on hyperdrive yesterday and what was going to be a two-day move to the apartment, then put the rest in storage ended up being a one-day event. We had tried to purge as much unnecessary “stuff” ahead of time and with Brenda’s awesome lead (she did most of […]
We stripped the forms on the Cottage today and started setting up forms on the house. House concrete will be poured tomorrow. Coming along nicely. We are using high fly ash concrete. This recycles a waste product (coal ash from coal power pants) and results in stronger concrete.
Well, after five years and a couple of months, we have sold our Wintercreek home and have embarked on our new adventure in downtown Eugene. It’s late right now and I’m tired. But I wanted to get this started and hopefully I’ll be consistent with the updates. Time will tell. As I recently said on my Facebook page: “It’s […]
Well, my site got hacked and I had to update my theme (Thanks, Greg, for all your work!). This “new” look is only temporary. I’m looking for a new theme and it will come shortly. Meanwhile, everything else should still be here. Enjoy!
This view shows the front entrance area with the powder room door and stairway to the upstairs. We carried the galvanized theme inside with the stair handrails and window blinds. White color throughout allows us to use zero VOC paint. Energy-efficient windows and insulation as well as air sealing keep utility bills low. Nine-foot ceilings add to the spacious […]
Come with me as I take you on a tour of our Greenway Townhouses. Located at 785 River Road in Eugene, Oregon, we built an 11-apartment project on a previously-developed site. As you can see in this photo, each apartment has its own private south-facing courtyard. Durable materials such as galvanized siding and concrete patios add to the low-maintenance exteriors. […]
Osama bin Laden is alive and living in Palm Springs. It’s true. It’s been over two months since I posted here. We’ve been very busy at work, for which I am grateful. But as I sit here on this Memorial Day weekend Saturday morning, a few recent Facebook posts have prompted this addition to my blog. This one may be […]