Week 110 – Rain

After  a long stretch of dry weather, Austin had a large amount of rain which has put a damper on the new bridge. This is a video just after the rain storm. You can see the water flowing quickly in the creek bed.

This is a few days later. The water is not as high but still flowing.

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The install for the upper deck has started and is almost complete.

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On the interior, installation of the wood on the staircase has begun. The wood and steel combination really looks great.

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We have more rain in the forecast today but hopefully less than half and inch and it is supposed to be a fast moving storm. We need it to dry out to get this bridge complete.

Week 110 – Bridge Prep

The existing bridge over the dry creek bed is being removed and replaced to allow water to flow more freely during large rain events. The initial work has been started to pour the footings and then the bridge will be removed.

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Landscaping and grading continue. The planters have been filled with rock for drainage.

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The upper terrace continues to be graded and soil brought in. Holes have been dug for the fruit trees.

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Here is a shot showing the bed around the back of the garage where the citrus trees will go.

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The screen door has been installed on the patio.

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The wine cooler has also been installed in the pantry which was the last major appliance.

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We may get some much needed rain today, but next week should be dry and will allow the entry steps to be poured as well as the bridge.

 

Week 109 – More Steel and Irrigation

The terrace is pretty much done and the steel bases for the railing are installed.

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All the structural steel for the floating steps for the front door entry are in place and the rest of it will be formed and poured early next week. It will be so nice to finally have steps.

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In solar news, the city passed our system and the meter has been installed. It is already pretty cool to see how our system is performing.

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The main irrigation lines are also installed allowing us to start landscaping.

Things should be wrapping up in the next month and we may move into this house yet.

Week 108 – Steel Work

The steel work has started in the house for both the interior and exterior. On the inside, the fireplace wrapping is installed.

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The staircase railing has also started.

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On the exterior, the planters and trellis installing on the roof top deck has also started.

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In addition, lots of other general progress. The garage door has been installed.

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The footing for the staircase leading up to the front door has also started.

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We should be tracking for completion no later than end of April. We can’t wait to move in!

Week 106 – Bathroom Glass

The upper part of the driveway has cured and looks great.

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The wood is being installed over the fireplace.

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All the glass has been installed in the bathrooms.

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The stove finally arrived has been installed.

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It also looks like the garage door has been installed but since it was left open I didn’t want to try closing it in case it wasn’t final yet.

The wood floors are also being prepped for finishing so that will start next week as well.

Week 105 – Appliances

We have been in India for the past few weeks so it was fun to see all the progress made while out of the country.

We arrived today to find the driveway pour started.

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After navigating around pour, we found all the steel planters installed in the auto-court.

The front door hardware has been installed.

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The wallpaper has been applied in the powder room.

Kitchen appliances have been installed with the exception of the stove which is currently lost in transit somewhere.

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Mirrors have been installed in the bathrooms.

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The outdoor kitchen appliances have also been installed.

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Things are progressing nicely and we will hopefully be moving soon.