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  • Sunday, June 22 2008 @ 10:56 PM UTC
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My family flew some kites on a recent vacation to the Outer Banks area of North Carolina.

My kite was a parafoil:



My dad flew a cool Red Baron replica:

Home Addition - Construction Update 8

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  • Thursday, June 05 2008 @ 11:32 PM UTC
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To save money on the addition we decided we would do the painting. We missed the fact that this meant we would have to do most of the caulking! Kristen has been busy doing that and filling the nail and screw holes.





The crew did a really good job at this corner junction between the old house and the addition. All of the trim, old and new, will be painted with a fresh color before we are finished:

Bike Tire Peril

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  • Tuesday, May 27 2008 @ 03:03 PM UTC
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We got our bicycles down out of the garage this weekend and I even rode to work this morning.

I didn't notice until just now the terrible condition of my tires:



These are the original tires, at least 12 years old. The harder outer rubber is peeling off to reveal a much softer rubber interior. With luck, I'll make it home safely tonight.

Home Addition - Construction Update 7

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  • Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 12:20 AM UTC
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One side of the house exterior has been trimmed out.

edit: The trim boards are made of cypress and will be painted the same color as the rest of the addition to simulate board and batten siding.





Inside the addition, the new openings for doorways have been cut into the old exterior block:

Home Addition - Construction Update 6

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  • Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 10:19 PM UTC
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Most of the fascia trim is completed and we now have windows and doors!



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