In this blog I will do my best to describe the process I went through in turning my 1957 Ranch-style house into a 2006 Craftsman house as inspired by the Gamble House in Pasadena. Please feel free to comment on anything I write and ask questions as it is the only way we learn.

Note: Since completion of the house I have also decided to allow guest bloggers to post articles related to remodeling. This continues the education process.


TIMELINE
Architect Selection - December 2002 through January 2003
Getting a Permit - January 2003 through November 2004
Construction - November 2004 through September 2006
Post Construction - October 2006 through ???



It's Raining Again Part Deux

It's raining again! This is getting ridiculous. It's supposed to start again on Tuesday and go at least through next Sunday. Also, I have given up on the server downtime and moved the whole web site to a real company.
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The Web Server

Some pictures of the web server set up during the construction. I'm going to move it out of here real soon as it is difficult to keep it running.


The web server is under the tarp.
Web Server Under Tarp

The phone box was moved onto the tree to keep this site going.
Phone Moved Onto Tree

The workers broke the DSL connection so I had to splice it. There's another one about 20 feet down the wire.
DSL line is spliced

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