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Notes, 12 Oct. 2015

So how did Christopher Columbus “discover” America if Native Americans already lived across North, Central and South America, in civilizations thousands of years old?

That’s today’s conundrum.

Back at Emerald Hill …

  • Ron Dahlke and Steven took inventory of the doors delivered by BMC West. We believe half the order is still to come.
  • Ron and Steve triple-checked the count of passage, privacy, dummy and pocket door handles; Steven can now order the handles.
  • Steven scheduled a meeting for Tuesday with Victor Martinez to talk about cutting off sprinklers where the garage extension will be built, and installing a new sprinkler control system — when it’s time. It will soon be time.
  • Ron met with the roofer, who reports we will need to vent the garage roof with either a “mushroom” or a ridge vent as part of the garage construction. There is already one mushroom vent, but the enlarged space will need more ventilation. Luckily, we have three mushrooms stored on the driveway waiting for donation to Habitat. More details to come.
  • Kevin Rehberg continued to chip out the existing oak flooring, which cannot be saved.
  • Ron reports that the kitchen cabinets might arrive as soon as next week!
Cris pours concrete to fill the hole in the slab where the original stair treads began. He is standing just about where the original front door opened -- clearly illustrating how we have extended the front entry another five feet beyond where Cris is working. We have to bring the slab up level to install the new wood flooring that will replace the existing oak that cannot be saved.
Cris pours concrete to fill the hole in the slab where the original stair treads began. He is standing just about where the original front door opened — clearly illustrating how we have extended the front entry another five feet beyond where Cris is working. We have to bring the slab up level to install the new wood flooring that will replace the existing oak that cannot be saved.
Upstairs, the laminate and padding are completely removed, and the loft is vacuumed clean. Hickory planks will be installed here. The exposed subfloor reads as a history lesson -- water stains and rusted nails, we think caused by a roof leak; markings on the floor for electrical outlets and a ceiling fan from a remodel; saw cuts at corners where the subfloor was apparently repaired and replaced.
Upstairs, the laminate and padding are completely removed, and the loft is vacuumed clean. Hickory planks will be installed here. The exposed subfloor reads as a history lesson — water stains and rusted nails, we think caused by a roof leak; markings on the floor for electrical outlets and a ceiling fan from a remodel; saw cuts at corners where the subfloor was apparently repaired and replaced.
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