Saturday, October 07, 2006

Another Week's Progress

In case you forgot -- or think I forgot -- that Howard's an architect, here are a number of current photos taken Saturday afternoon of the million dollar house.

Yes, Howard works on weekends. As a matra fact, Howard is meeting with another client on Sunday morning -- a client who lives in an adjacent state, even.

But back to today's pics:

Howard's camera is just about shot. He took over two dozen great photos on Saturday, but when he got back to his office and downloaded them, only eight of them survived. The others? Perhaps someone in China downloaded pics of her precious son, Lee, and got more than she ever expected. Hopefully, her architectural horizons were expanded just a little bit.

The top photo shows a little prismatic action that was not apparent from the preview. Either that or God is showering His blessings upon Howard's work. Howard would just prefer a little devine intervention encouraging his clients to pay a little more promptly.

The next photo shows the house from the side with the garage tucked around back. The garage has been painted with the final colors selected by Howard and approved by the owners. One can't see the colors clearly from this one pic, but then the selection of photos was slim.

A photo of the backside of the house shows the stone columns WITH stone this time. Capstones will be installed very soon. All the cedar timbers, posts, and beams still need to be stained with the selected-and-approved darker tone, the house still needs paint, and of course the backyard needs landscape work. Soon enough, soon enough.

The last photo shows one of the kid bedrooms and
how the painter masked all the trim around doors and windows before staining it with a hand-rubbed light cherry finish. The window to the right will be a window seat with flip-up storage under a cushioned seat where the parents will read to their children.

Howard will be going to the building site again Sunday afternoon to measure some things. Perhaps the camera may work better then.

Stay tuned...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

a wise man once said, "things are starting to come together pepper."

or maybe it was, "what i tell ya pepper, they're starting to come together."

11:15 AM, October 09, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

Your wise man sounds like a crank. Either that or an Angie Dickenson fan.

4:05 PM, October 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Com'on Howard, you've seen 'Major League', haven't you? Hell, I KNOW for a fact that your kids watched it just about every day for a whole summer a decade ago.

7:45 PM, October 10, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

j (is that short for JoeBoo?),

Major League? Never heard of it. And who's pepper? Why would someone be nicknamed pepper? Is he the guy that all those "NO PEPPER" signs you see on Little League fences are referring to? What the hell did pepper ever do to receive such rudeness and disrespect? Sounds to me like your Major League was a huge loser of a movie about -- and I'm guessing here -- a bunch of Native Americans from Cleveland or sumpin'. Probably never even went to sequel, I'll bet.

11:16 PM, October 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it probably had one of the coolest simple quotes in a movie ever: "it's too high".
-B err J

7:36 PM, October 11, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

What does that mean, it's too high? How can it be too high?

1:23 AM, October 12, 2006  

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